Residents of Ironbridge were evacuated today amid fears that the River Severn will breach flood barriers in the Shropshire town as Britain suffered its third storm in less than a week and 33,000 homes remained without power

Residents of Ironbridge were evacuated today amid fears that the River Severn will breach flood barriers in the Shropshire town as Britain suffered its third storm in less than a week and 33,000 homes remained without power. More than 450 flood alerts or warnings were in place across the UK after Storm Franklin swept in overnight with rail commuters told to avoid travelling due to flooded tracks, landslides and fallen trees amid 87mph winds. Environment Agency staff and emergency crews were today going door-to-door in Ironbridge telling residents in the…

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