River Severn in Worcestershire put on flood alert

Malvern Gazette: River Severn put on flood alert River Severn put on flood alert

PEOPLE in Worcestershire have been put on flood alert as rain continues to fall on the county.

The Environment Agency has announced flooding is possible and members of the public should be prepared for the water levels to rise, with a number of flood defence schemes set to be implemented.

These include the Kempsey pumping station and the New Street and Waterside flood gates in Upton.

Low lying land and roads could be affected, including vehicular access to Dunn’s Lane in Upton.

At 3.30pm today, the level at the Worcester gauge was 3.07 metres and rising slowly and the Diglis gauge was measured at 2.74 metres and rising slowly.

Kempsy Yacht gauge read 4.93 metres and the level was rising and the Saxons Lode gauge was 3.80 metres and rising slowly.

Due to the forecast rainfall, the river is not due to peak until later in the week.

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5:07pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Mr Analysis says...

Had no issues down all the small back roads around Upon. Also only speak of showers tonight and a little rain tomorrow afternoon from 3 onwards.

Can't see it being anywhere near the hype.
Had no issues down all the small back roads around Upon. Also only speak of showers tonight and a little rain tomorrow afternoon from 3 onwards. Can't see it being anywhere near the hype. Mr Analysis
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5:41pm Sun 26 Jan 14

js says...

Where?

http://www.environme
nt-agency.gov.uk/hom
eandleisure/floods/3
4681.aspx?area=031WA
F108&page=1&type=Reg
ion&term=Midlands
Where? http://www.environme nt-agency.gov.uk/hom eandleisure/floods/3 4681.aspx?area=031WA F108&page=1&type=Reg ion&term=Midlands js
  • Score: -1

12:36pm Tue 28 Jan 14

WorcsBornandBred says...

Hardly news!
Hardly news! WorcsBornandBred
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