A DRONE camera has captured the scale of the flooding in Bewdley this week. 

The River Severn is still on the rise due to heavy rainfall caused by Storm Henk. 

The river levels in Bewdley are due to peak above 5m on Friday (January 5). 

In an update, the Environment Agency said: "River levels are rising at the Bewdley river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

"Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected. As previously communicated the Barriers at Beales Corner will not be deployed due to the construction of the Flood Risk Management Scheme".

Bewdley peaked at 4.8m on Tuesday evening and second predicted peak of 4.8m to 5.1m is expected on Friday afternoon as a result of additional rainfall within the catchment.

The Environment Agency added: "Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and Local Authorities. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded".