Agency supergroup prepares for flooding to get worse

AN AGENCY supergroup has put more contingency flood plans in place if the situation across Worcestershire gets any worse.

The Worcestershire Silver Tactical Co-ordinating group, consisting of The Environment Agency, Worcestershire County and District Councils, Public Health England, Worcestershire Health and Care Trust, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Mercia Police, met up to discuss how measures were currently working and to see if they were prepared for matters to get worse.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Superintendent Mark Travis, Silver Commander, said details of any decisions made by the group were available on Worcestershire County Council's website.

He said: "The contingency measures which have been put in place are working and all agencies are working together and are prepared should the situation escalate.

"We would reiterate previous messages about not driving or entering flood water.

"Decisions are not being made lightly and we are working together to have an effective response balancing keeping our cities open whilst keeping people safe."

He added that people who were vulnerable to flooding should make themselves known to the involved agencies so the can remain safe in the dynamic situation and should listen for updates on the radio and on websites and Twitter.

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