THERE is an increased risk of flooding along the River Severn, the Environment Agency has warned.

Bosses are continuing to monitor the situation closely and are working alongside partners including the Met Office and local authorities to prepare for possible impacts.

More heavy showers are expected  tomorrow and Wednesday, which will delay the recovery of rivers and increase levels in some areas, leading to a continued risk of flooding.

A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency said: "Our teams are out in force checking that flood defences are in good working order, clearing blockages and monitoring river levels.”

Therre are currently 41 flood warnings in the West Midlands including the River Severn in Bewdley and at Lickhill, Lincomb and Riverlands, Stourport.

The spokswoman added: “The Environment Agency is reminding home owners at risk of flooding to be prepared to take action if they receive a warning message. 

"People should continue to check the Environment Agency website or follow @EnvAgencyMids and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood outlook, and to sign up to receive free flood warnings.

"Drivers are also reminded to check the latest flood updates ahead of their journey – and not to drive through floodwater."