for Flood warning in force now River Severn at Northwood, Bewdley

Flooding is expected - immediate action required

River levels are rising slowly at the Bewdley river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding may affect properties and roads in and around Northwood over the next 48 hours. A predicted peak at Bewdley river gauge of between 5.2 to 5.3m is expected this morning, Wednesday 19/02/20. Further rainfall is expected over the next few days. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 5pm on Wednesday, 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.

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