December 2, 2020

Storm Dennis: Woman missing in floodwater as storm hits

A woman is missing in floodwater in Worcestershire, amid a major incident caused by Storm Dennis.

Severe warnings are in place across the county, as well as in Shropshire and Herefordshire, with officials warning of an “immediate risk to life”.

Police said a man had been rescued near Eastham Bridge over the River Teme near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, at 11:30 GMT but a woman was still missing.

The search for her has been called off until Monday.

About 130 homes in the market town have been evacuated.

A number of roads across Worcestershire and Herefordshire are closed, West Mercia Police said.

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