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Storm Franklin Flooding Event Update: Friday 25th February 2022

Storm Franklin Flooding Event Update: Friday 25th February 2022:

 Overall Sitrep

  • Much improved situation – No longer at Major Incident status / Risk threat downscaled to Medium / Low – reducing
  • Severn receding & currently at 3.96m – Alerts / Flood warning still in place – low lying areas
  • Comms – Caution people entering water to recover property – high levels / night-time economy
  • Weather settled with high pressure dominant over coming days – Rain on Monday, more settled into rest of week
  • Multi-agency bronze cell likely to be closed from 18:00hrs today

Flood Impacts

  • Beales Corner barriers will commence a staged break-down from this afternoon to open up the bridge / Kidderminster Rd
  • Stourport Rd will remain closed
  • Severnside barriers at North / South will remain in situ until Monday when break-down will commence
  • Pedestrian access open
  • Switchback still closed until PM today – area being cleansed

 Flood Recovery

  • WFDC teams currently being deployed to commence cleanse of key areas
  • Free bulky collections are in place for flood affected residents
  • Recovery activity will take place over the weekend and into next week – large areas of open space / toilets / civil networks affected
  • Strategic recovery now taking place co-ordinated between WCC / WFDC and other key partners to plan & direct recovery activities