Sigh of relief as pubs escape floods

By Joe Lutrario

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Flood, Tropical cyclone

Licensees in the Midlands narrowly escaped a repeat of the floods that devastated some parts of the area last summer

Licensees in the Midlands are breathing a sigh of relief after narrowly escaping a repeat of the floods that devastated some parts of the area last summer.

Some pubs were less than a foot away from being flooded - and were still in the process of cleaning up after the worst natural disaster to hit Britain in 60 years.

Steve Brittain, of the privately owned Fish & Anchor in Offenham, Worcestershire said his pub had been perilously close to being ruined again: "We had about a foot to go - a bit more rain and we would have gone under.

"It's gone down a lot, but it's going to be a close week. Our flooding comes down from Derbyshire and Leicestershire which have been forecast with heavy rain for the next few of days."

There are currently 113 standard flood warnings and 15 severe warnings in place across the country.

Pubs in East Yorkshire have also narrowly avoided devastation. After continuous rainfall and the twice daily high tides of the River Humber, only small pockets of localised flooding have been reported in the region.

For flood updates and advice visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk​.

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