TORRENTIAL rain brought widespread flooding yesterday as rivers burst their banks across the country, with warnings of more bad weather to come.
The Environment Agency issued 82 flood warnings and 117 possible flood alerts following downpours that caused train delays and blocked roads.
River levels have remained high, with the Midlands worst affected. The rivers Severn and Trent have multiple warnings in place.
Torrential rain also led to floods on the Wye in Gloucestershire, with people in the village of Lower Lydbrook trapped by rising water.
Resident Paul Hayes used his canoe to help ferry others around and holidaymaker Rob Allen said his car had been flooded. ‘The house is fine but there is no access out,’ he said.
Floods are also forecast in Yorkshire.