Residents whose homes and businesses were damaged by floodwaters just weeks ago are now facing further clean-ups after more flooding across Yorkshire.
Thirteen separate flood warnings were issued across the Yorkshire region, the majority of which were in York and surrounding villages.
Many of the communities affected have been trying to get back on their feet after serious localised flooding in November and are now facing another setback.
Owen Paterson visited flood defences at Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire/strong>
The Environment Agency said 76 flood warnings - meaning flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken - were in force nationwide on Wednesday.
Flooded gardens in Ironbridge, Shropshire as the river Severn burst its banks.
There were also 109 flood alerts nationwide, warning residents to be on their guard as floods are expected.
An Environment Agency spokesman said: "Despite the improving weather conditions, there is a continued risk of localised flooding over the next few days as river and groundwater levels are still high."
Around 530 properties have been flooded since Dec 19
Riverside communities along the Ouse in Yorkshire and Thames are among those at risk, the spokesman added.
Groundwater levels are high in Berkshire, South Gloucestershire and parts of Lincolnshire and temporary flood defences remain in place along the Severn at several locations including Ironbridge and Upton.
Around 530 properties have flooded since December 19 according to the Environment Agency. Its 'Floodline' has received around 39,000 calls for help and advice, according to ITV News.
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