River Severn in Worcestershire – Flooding is possible be prepared

River levels have risen at Diglis, Worcester (Barbourne), Kempsey & Saxons Lode gauges as a result of heavy rainfall. Further heavy showers are forecast over the weekend. Flooding of roads & farmland is expected. We expect flooding to affect low lying land & roads adjacent to the river from Highley to Tewkesbury, including Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton, South Quay, Diglis Parade and Hylton Road towpath. Flooded drains may also affect the racecourse & Worcester County cricket ground. Predicted peaks – Diglis 3.7 ? 4.1m, 22/12/20 Worcester 4.1 – 4.5m, 22/12/20 Kempsey 5.7 ? 6.2m, 20/12/20 Saxons Lode 4.2 – 4.7m, 22/12/20 We are monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water.

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