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Flood alerts issued following heavy rain

Flood alerts have been issued for the rivers Severn, Teme and Avon following heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and farmland is expected overnight and into tomorrow morning.

A flood warning, meaning flooding of properties is expected take action, has also been issued for the River Teme at Stanford Bridge.

More rain is forecast over the next 24 hours and river levels are expected to remain high over the next few days.

If you are in an area which has flooded before, or you know you are at flood risk, then please start to prepare now or take action if necessary.

What should I do?

  • Check if you are at risk of flooding or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188
  • Prepare a flood kit of essential items such as your insurance documents, a torch, a wind-up or battery radio, warm clothing and blankets, a first aid kit and any prescription medicine, and bottled water and non-perishable foods.
  • Sandbags are available to collect from the Council Depot in Pendragon Close, Malvern WR14 1GR, the Hill Community Centre in Upton and Tenbury Community Swimming Pool.

If flooding does occur:

  • Avoid walking or driving through flood water.
  • Stay safe and listen to the advice of the emergency services and evacuate if told to do so.
  • Gather essential items together either upstairs or in a high place.
  • Fill jugs and saucepans with clean water.
  • Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies when flood water is about to enter your home and if safe to do so. DO NOT touch sources of electricity when standing in flood water.
  • Keep listening to local television and radio for updates or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Power and utility companies have schemes which make at-risk groups a priority for reconnection following power cuts. Find out if you meet the criteria and if so, sign up. Visit for more information.

More help and advice about what to do before, during and after a flood is available on our website.