Photos: Heavy rain and strong winds batter Herefordshire over weekend

Ledbury Reporter: Heavy rain and strong winds have battered the county this weekend. Heavy rain and strong winds have battered the county this weekend.

HEAVY rain and strong winds battered the county over the weekend, with emergency services called out several times to help rescue people from flood water.

Fire crews from Hereford helped to rescue an adult and two children from a car stuck in flood water on Rectory Road, Hampton Bishop, on Saturday.

A female was also carried to safety by crews from Leintwardine after her vehicle became stuck in flood water at Walford at around 11pm the same evening.

Crews were called to Leintwardine again twice yesterday to help rescue two cars stuck in flooded water.

And a car with two occupants was pushed to dry land by crews from Leominster and Tenbury from a flooded road on the B4361 near Orleton.

Here are some of the pictures you've sent us:

 

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This is Coombe Corner between Byton and Presteigne. Courtesy of @LocalLeominster.

 

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A tree in Hampton Bishop uprooted from the wind and rain and saturated ground. Courtesy of Dave Bullock.

 

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Another picture in Hampton Bishop. This was taken by Janet Gardner in Church Lane yesterday.

 

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Bridge Sollars this morning, courtesy of Alan Hurcombe.

 

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Milcroft Road in Bodenham at 11am this morning. Courtesy of Claire Brown.

 

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The view from Hampton Bishop Church earlier today. Photo by Janet Gardner.

 

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The River Lugg at Kingsland. Photo courtesy of @inthesticks.

 

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The A44 near Monkland this morning. Photo by Christine Eaglestone.

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Flooded roads at Ivington today. Photo by Amanda Winney.

 

Forecasters at the Met Office are predicting a little respite today with some sunny spells but that isn’t expected to last long with a new weather system set to arrive tonight/ tomorrow morning.

That system is likely to deliver another significant amount of rain in most areas, along with another spell of strong gusty winds.

River levels are extremely high with the River Lugg close to the levels it reached in the 2007 floods - when it was at its highest ever.

The River Wye is also still very high but was expected to fall overnight.

For the latest information about road closures check our travel page here: herefordtimes.com/li/traffic_and_travel.in.Hereford/?ref=ltp

Don't forget to send your flood photos and stories to news@herefordtimes.com or Tweet us @HTnewsroom

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