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Deer knee-deep in floodwater as more Gloucestershire alerts issued

By The Citizen  |  Posted: December 30, 2013

Deer knee-deep in floodwater as more Gloucestershire alerts issued

Deer at Over, picture by Rob Keene

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OH deer. Maybe this merry lot should consider roe-ing to safety, or perhaps just buck up their ideas and stay clear of the water in the first place.

They were snapped by Over Farm owner Rob Keene at the River Leadon, who reckons they may have sprung their way out of a nearby deer park.

That, and other floodwater around the county, is unlikely to have much chance of clearing any time soon with yet more bands of heavy rain forecast to sweep in.

Strong winds and lashing rain howled through Gloucestershire in the early hours today and, despite a brief afternoon showing from the sun, is set to return again tomorrow morning.

Wednesday looks even bleaker, with unrelenting heavy rain crashing down from lunchtime into the night.

Thursday will see lighter, but still more or less constant, showers and Friday is forecast to bring heavier rain once more.

The wind will be at its strongest on Wednesday, with gusts hitting about 45mph around lunchtime.

Flood warnings remain in place on the River Severn at Tewkesbury, with a flood alert covering the stretch from Tewkesbury to Gloucester, although the level has been gradually falling since hitting a peak on Boxing Day.

Rivers in the Forest of Dean, including the Wye, Lyd and Cinderford Brook, were also placed on alert this afternoon, as was the Leadon.

Environment Agency officials have warned people in flood-prone areas to be prepared, as high tides washing up the Severn in the next few days could also cause issues.

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  • HenryInside  |  December 31 2013, 1:30PM

    Environment Agency Whistleblower Blog: http://tinyurl.com/o6y5w5r

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  • supernova1  |  December 31 2013, 10:22AM

    Brilliant, so some beautiful creatures are at risk, and some idiot comes along with his/her rubbish Christmas cracker jokes. Some people need an hour in the stocks, with all of the stale Christmas left-overs flung at them! How about some useful contact numbers (not RSPCA, obviously!).

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