28 Nov 2012

More flooding possible – Environment Agency

Although the weather has improved for much of the UK overnight, the Environment Agency is warning there is still a possibility of more flooding and disruption for the next 48 hours.

Hundreds of flood warnings remained in place overnight across England and Wales as flood-ravaged towns woke up to another day of devastation.

There are two severe flood warnings in the city of St Asaph, Denbighshire and around Rhuddlan, both in north Wales. There, hundreds of people spent the night away from their homes after parts of the River Elwy burst in banks and flooded properties on Tuesday.

The Environment Agency warned of a risk of flooding in Gloucester, Salisbury, Oxford, Sunbury, Abingdon and York, while mobile flood defences have been erected in Shrewsbury and Bewdley in Worcestershire.

North Wales police said an inquest had been opened and adjourned after the body of an elderly woman was discovered inside a flooded home. The woman was discovered at noon by officers conducting hour-to-house checks in the Tair Felin area.

Officers said there were no suspicious circumstances and her death was being treated as unexplained.