HEAVY rain and wind caused days of disruption over the festive period across the Vale, causing trees to be felled, closing roads and leading to flooding.

The rivers Severn and Avon broke their banks on Monday, December 23, following a pre-Christmas storm.

Levels continued to rise during Christmas Eve – when more than 30 trees were felled by high winds – and Christmas Day.

Our picture shows: An elderly man drove his mobility scooter into the floodwater outside Evesham Rowing Club on Boxing Day morning, thinking it was shallower than it really was...with dire results. After being stuck for about 15 minutes, he was rescued by the fire brigade who carried him to safety. They then pulled the waterlogged scooter from the river.