Hagley flood events Autumn 2019
On 26 and 27 October 2019 there was flooding reported across the country, the Midlands and across Worcestershire after a moderate rainfall event.In Hagley there were four properties internally flooded in Chestnut Drive.
On 14 and 15 November 2019 there was a similar story, with another moderate rainfall event causing a great deal of disruption and further flooding.In Hagley there were six properties internally flooded near Market Way.
A combination of organisations, local councillors and the local community worked together to respond to the initial flood event emergencies and then to deal with the ongoing recovery process.
This report summarises the investigation carried out by Worcestershire County Council, as the designated Lead Local Flood Authority, under its statutory duty within section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010) to investigate and report on flooding it deems to be significant.
The investigation has examined the flood events, the immediate response to it and the ongoing recovery from it and it has developed a number of key recommendations for future action.