for Flood warning in force now River Severn at Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode

Flooding is expected - immediate action required

River levels remain high at the Saxons Lode river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected over the next few days. Flooding is affecting property and roads in and around Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode. Predicted peaks: Saxons Lode 5.2 to 5.3m today. Further light rainfall is expected overnight followed by dry conditions for 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 avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 4am on Monday 18/11/19, or as the situation changes.

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