THE emergency services rescued people from just under 40 vehicles stranded in flood water in Worcestershire and Herefordshire over the weekend.

These included three people stuck in a car in Green Lane, Droitwich, on Saturday morning, which saw police officers and dogs, firefighters and an ambulance crew all mucking in to get them to safety.

Another incident saw a 17-year-old boy rescued from his car in Mill Bank, Fladbury, this morning, after it had been caught up in the floods.

The Met Office put a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in place for 24 hours at 3pm on Friday, with some flooding expected across much of England and Wales.

However, issues have continued even after the rain had stopped.

Taking to Twitter, Michael Cadman, of Hereford and Worcester Fire Service, said between 9am on Saturday and 7am on Sunday: "HWFRS rescued 70 people from flooding-related incidents, including 64 adults, three children, three teenagers, also three dogs, three cats and two hamsters.

"38 incidents with rescues were attended, of which 36 involved cars in flood water."

He added: "Recall to duty for control staff and response officers a number of teleconferences to assist with partner collaboration."

The service's Fire Control Twitter page said this morning: "We are still taking calls to occupants trapped in cars in flood water."

It then warned people not to risk driving through flooded roads.

In Worcester, a brook in Martley Road was partially flooded just below Tesco Express yesterday, with many vehicles braving the water to cross.

While the heavy rain also caused flooding to the left lane of Bridge Street and Hylton Road had considerable surface water between Sabrina Bridge and McDonald’s, as well as other places in the city.

One witness described A44 Bromyard as “now a river”, adding: “Lots of water if you’re driving that way”.

Flood warnings were in place across Worcester this morning with the river's water levels still high.