The River Wye reached its highest levels on record on Monday, peaking at more than six metres, with the Environment Agency (EA) describing levels as “exceptional” and residents in Hereford saying they had never seen anything like it.
Areas of the UK are in “uncharted territory” after record levels of flooding, with more heavy rain forecast for later in the week.
Ten severe flood warnings, indicating a danger to life, were in place on Tuesday morning across England and Wales in the aftermath of Storm Dennis.
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