SEVEN flood warnings remain in place from Pitchcroft down to Upton with levels of the River Severn still dangerously high and more rain forecast.

Levels are described as “slowly falling” after the peak yesterday (Sunday, January 31) but “flooding of property is expected to continue”.

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Properties expected to still be in the firing line include those on Waterworks Road, Newport Street, Pitchcroft Lane, Quay Street, South Quay, Diglis Avenue and Hood Street, while properties may be affected at Diglis Dock Road and Diglis Lane.

Farther south, Court Meadow Caravan Park and properties and roads in and around Clifton and Severn Stoke are also likely to be affected.

Heading out of Worcester, property at Hanley Road, Upton could also experience problems.

The Flood Warning Information Service (FWIS) is scheduled to issue further updates later today (Monday, February 1).

The Met Office expects heavy rain in the early hours of Tuesday morning and spells of heavy rain into the evening, potentially worsening the precarious situation in the city.

Evesham Journal:

The FWIS wrote: “We are closely monitoring the situation.

“Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and checking defences.

“Please avoid contact with flood water and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses.”