River Severn in Worcestershire – Flooding is possible be prepared

Flooding is possible – be prepared

River levels are rising slowly at Diglis, Kempsey Yacht Club & Saxons Lode river gauges due to heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue. 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 affect Worcester racecourse & County cricket ground. New street Gate, Upton upon Severn is closed. New Street Upton may be affected by flooding. Predicted peaks- Diglis 2.9-3.0 m & Kempsey Yacht Club 5.3-5.5m Thursday evening 17/12/20, Saxons Lode 3.6-3.8 m on Thursday afternoon. 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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