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Storm Franklin Flooding Event Update: Thursday 24th February 2022

Storm Franklin Flooding Event Update: Thursday 24th February 2022

 Overall Sitrep

  • Severn at Bewdley peaked at 5.34m Wednesday 23rd February – Note 2020 event peaked at 5.48m
  • Situation much improved and river now in recession – Predicted 4.8m early afternoon
  • Flood warnings still in place as is the EA’s Severe Flood Warning – Note this SFW should be removed later early afternoon
  • This should then be reflected in a downgrade of the Major Incident declaration
  • Pumps will be redeployed to remove waste behind barriers
  • Pending review of water levels, work on removing Beales Corner should start Friday 25th February – over weekend
  • Likewise, then barriers at Severnside North / Severnside South should start to come down from Monday 28th February
  • Multi-agency deployment teams at Bewdley with blue light / Wyre Forest staff / WCC staff/ EA teams
  • Weather ahead much improved and no further concerns on the horizon

Flood Impacts

  • Bewdley bridge / Pedestrian access closed / Shuttle bus in operation (check WCC website)
  • Note flooding impacts along river at Bewdley & Stourport
  • Wide ranging issues including residential, business, local caravan parks
  • Lots of warning & informing ongoing

Flood Recovery

  • Team now turning attention to recovery starting at Beales Corner – We’ll have cleansing teams on site and over weekend
  • Inspections will commence with all open space / amenity areas that have been underwater – cleaning work programmed in
  • WF teams liaising with WCC teams to prioritise clean up – joint strategic plans also progressing