These spectacular aerial pictures show the extent of the flooding in and around Shrewsbury today.
The flood waters have all but marooned the town centre, with only Kingsland Bridge open to traffic.
Businesses and homeowners are yet again facing major clean-ups, just two years after the River Severn reached similar levels. The waters peaked at 5.15m at Welsh Bridge on Tuesday morning. The record is 5.25m (Nov 2000).
Shropshire Council has opened a flood reception centre at the end Salvation Army, Salters Lane, Coleham.
The Darwin and Riverside shopping centres are currently closed (Tues eve) with a decision to be taken tomorrow morning on whether these will open for business on Wednesday. Shrewsbury bus station remains closed.
The waters are falling (4.99m Tues 9pm) but the damage has been done.