MORE flood defences have been put up in Bewdley after river levels continue to rise across the region. 

The Environment Agency deployed barriers on Beales Corner earlier today as the high River Severn levels continue to rise. 

The latest recorded level taken in Bewdley at 3pm today (Monday, October 28) shows that the river level is around 4.14m, reaching the level where property flooding may be possible.

Bewdley levels are expected to peak on Tuesday morning somewhere between 3.8 to 4.2m.

The highest recorded river level in Bewdley was 5.56m in November in the year 2000.

Flooding has affected low-lying land and roads across the region and a flood warning is also in place in the area of Sandy Land and Severnside in Stourport.

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More than 100 flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the UK this morning.

Dave Throup, Environment Agency manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said: "Very unusual for the River Severn to be at such high levels for its entire length, in England.

"We’ve got flood warnings in place from the Welsh border to Gloucester.

"Most of our flood defences now deployed or being deployed, protecting hundreds of homes and businesses."