A month’s rain in 24 hours. Then some more. Too much for waterlogged soil to absorb. Too much for drains to cope. Too much for rivers to contain.
Usually we cannot see the River Severn itself but this is what the Severn Vale looked like from North Hill yesterday:
And this was from Old Hills, near Callow Lane:
Kassie and I walked down Pixam Lane to find Lower Ferry Lane was under water, with water rushing into a field by the crossroads.
We watched the farmer disappear into the distance of a flooded field, taking food to sheep on a distant hillside; then we watched him safely return.
In the distance, the sun was setting behind the Malvern Hills.