Nine flood warnings in place in Worcestershire

Evesham Journal: River Severn still peaking throughout the weekend River Severn still peaking throughout the weekend

THE river Severn will continue to rise and is expected to peak sometime tonight and into tomorrow in some part of Worcestershire.

Yesterday, the Environment Agency activated six flood warnings for the county and expected water levels to peak last night but as forecaster Frank Hill predicted, heavy rain continued to push the levels up.

Nine warnings are now in place for north Worcester, Bevere, East Waterside, in Upton-upon Severn, Holt Fleet, Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode, Pitchcroft, south Worcester, Hanley Road, in Upton-upon-Severn, and Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End.

The gauge at Worcester read 4.98m this morning, with a peak level of between 4.9m and 5.2m expected by tonight. The gauge at Saxons Lode read 4.919m and is expected to peak at around 5m to 5.3m by tomorrow morning, with flood water possibly affecting Malvern Road.

The Environment Agency said they had defences at Bewdley, Kempsey and Upton, and Severn Trent had placed pumps on Hylton Road as water had began to spill on to the main road. Pitchcroft Moors car park on Castle Street also remained closed.

Max White, a Worcester News reader, had recorded that the amount of rainfall since the start of the month until yesterday morning had reached 155.5mm with only one day, January 12, not recording anything in his gauge. He also stated that in January 2014, Worcester had had more rainfall than the period between January and April last year.

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:24am Sun 2 Feb 14

Grumbleweed Connection says...

"The gauge at Worcester read 4.98m this morning, with a peak level of between 4.9m and 5.2m expected by tonight. The gauge at Saxons Lode read 4.919m and is expected to peak at around 5m to 5.3m by tomorrow morning, with flood water possibly affecting Malvern Road. "

This statement is as useful as a chocolate teapot. 4.98m this morning and might peak between 4.9m and 5.2m?
A householder watching water lapping his doorstep is being told that the peak could be up to 0.3m higher? That would be over his wellies in the lounge...
Which Malvern Road is "possibly" affected? The one out of Upton has been shut for days, it does not depend on that 0.3m difference in peak levels that are "possible".....This is useless information. WN or EA; I wonder? It's nearly as good as the water flowing from Gloucester to Diglis as stated in a report prior to this one....
"The gauge at Worcester read 4.98m this morning, with a peak level of between 4.9m and 5.2m expected by tonight. The gauge at Saxons Lode read 4.919m and is expected to peak at around 5m to 5.3m by tomorrow morning, with flood water possibly affecting Malvern Road. " This statement is as useful as a chocolate teapot. 4.98m this morning and might peak between 4.9m and 5.2m? A householder watching water lapping his doorstep is being told that the peak could be up to 0.3m higher? That would be over his wellies in the lounge... Which Malvern Road is "possibly" affected? The one out of Upton has been shut for days, it does not depend on that 0.3m difference in peak levels that are "possible".....This is useless information. WN or EA; I wonder? It's nearly as good as the water flowing from Gloucester to Diglis as stated in a report prior to this one.... Grumbleweed Connection
  • Score: 0

11:30am Sun 2 Feb 14

Keith B says...

The Quay in Worcester is always affected, year in, year out - and there are flats and homes there that are never thought of, the residents having to wade through cold dirty water, often above their knees, in order to get in and out of their homes. Worcester City could easily build walkways for these residents but make no effort to do so - probably because these are not people who have "a voice".

It's time to act and give these Council Tax payers access to their homes on a 365 day a year basis. In the last 40 days the homes have been surrounded by water for at least 20 including Christmas. Not acceptable.
The Quay in Worcester is always affected, year in, year out - and there are flats and homes there that are never thought of, the residents having to wade through cold dirty water, often above their knees, in order to get in and out of their homes. Worcester City could easily build walkways for these residents but make no effort to do so - probably because these are not people who have "a voice". It's time to act and give these Council Tax payers access to their homes on a 365 day a year basis. In the last 40 days the homes have been surrounded by water for at least 20 including Christmas. Not acceptable. Keith B
  • Score: -2

12:16pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Pomygranit says...

Keith B wrote:
The Quay in Worcester is always affected, year in, year out - and there are flats and homes there that are never thought of, the residents having to wade through cold dirty water, often above their knees, in order to get in and out of their homes. Worcester City could easily build walkways for these residents but make no effort to do so - probably because these are not people who have "a voice".

It's time to act and give these Council Tax payers access to their homes on a 365 day a year basis. In the last 40 days the homes have been surrounded by water for at least 20 including Christmas. Not acceptable.
Don't buy a home built on the flood plain then.
Their risk their problem
[quote][p][bold]Keith B[/bold] wrote: The Quay in Worcester is always affected, year in, year out - and there are flats and homes there that are never thought of, the residents having to wade through cold dirty water, often above their knees, in order to get in and out of their homes. Worcester City could easily build walkways for these residents but make no effort to do so - probably because these are not people who have "a voice". It's time to act and give these Council Tax payers access to their homes on a 365 day a year basis. In the last 40 days the homes have been surrounded by water for at least 20 including Christmas. Not acceptable.[/p][/quote]Don't buy a home built on the flood plain then. Their risk their problem Pomygranit
  • Score: 7

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree