Flood alert in force now River Severn in Worcestershire

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels are rising slowly at Diglis, Kempsey Yacht Club & Saxons Lode river gauges due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected to start tonight, 16/12/20. We expect flooding to affect low lying land & roads next to the river from Highley to Tewkesbury. Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton upon Severn, South Quay, Diglis Parade & Hylton Road towpath may be affected. Flooded drains may also affect Worcester racecourse & County cricket ground. New street Gate at Upton upon Severn is closed. New Street Upton is flooding & may be impassable.Predicted peaks- Diglis 2.8-3.0m & Kempsey Yacht Club 5.0-5.2m both Thursday morning 17/12/20, Saxons Lode 3.7-3.9m on Thursday evening. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 days, which may cause river levels to rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation & our staff are checking defences. Avoid contact with flood water.

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