Flooding Update

Please note general updates for Friday 13 January 2023:

  • Weather – Met Office
  • Some respite today with light showers – issues overnight with some prolonged heavy rain into Saturday expected from around 21:00 – 22:00hrs
  • Expect 15-20mm and on higher ground / catchments 20-40mm
  • Saturday – light rain with another episode on Sunday
  • Monday into next week – Wind moving from a Northerly direction bringing showers – possible sleet / snow
  • Conditions getting colder – expect frost

Rivers – Severn

  • 18 flood warnings / 5 flood alerts
  • Bewdley gauge – A peak expected of 4.9m Saturday PM

 Operational Deployment

  • Bewdley barriers Phase 1 / 2 deployed
  • Beales corner deployed Thursday evening and the bridge close to traffic – Beales barrier overtop at 5m
  • EA staff will be moved to other side of BC barrier at 4.8 for safety reasons
  • Pedestrian access in place and a free shuttle bus in service covering alternative circular route
  • Stourport Rd closed due to pumping equipment
  • B194 (Switchback) still open however this road will close as river rises

 Tactical Command

  • Worcestershire TCG established Thursday 12 January – Meets Friday / Saturday established
  • Bronze Cell established Thursday 12 January at Bewdley Riverside Elim Church – Meets Saturday 09:00 dial in
  • Property lists supplied to TCG for known addresses flooding over 5m
  • Likewise, all Caravan sites at risk notified
  • Tactical Comms being led by the EA – Adam Bealby adam.bealby@defra.gov.uk (incidentroom.wmd.shwg@environment-agency.gov.uk)
  • WRS organising some Environmental Health resource for Monday to contact any flooded businesses then. Anyone who actually floods this weekend is unlikely to be able to open without clean-up before then.
  • Major Incident Status – Not Met