As we head towards winter, Worcestershire County Council is encouraging residents within the county to ensure they’re prepared for potential flooding.
The message comes as part of Flood Action Week (9th-15th November), a week organised by the Environment Agency to highlight the dangers of flooding and to raise awareness about what people can do before, during and after a flood.
Councillor Tony Miller, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Environment, said: “As we’ve seen over the last year, parts of Worcestershire are prone to flooding and it’s important that people are prepared if such an event should occur.
“Flooding can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and livelihoods and that’s why we are committed to investing in flood alleviation schemes to better protect our residents against the elements.”
There are several steps that people can take to help them plan for a flood. There is also help available across the county for anyone who experiences a flood in their property or needs help clearing up after a flood.
Information and advice is available on the County Council website at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/floodadvice
In the event of heavy rain, the County Council website will be kept up to date with all the latest information, including school or road closures. Details will also be shared across the Council’s social media channels.
Over recent years the County Council has invested in a range of flood alleviation schemes, which include New Road, Worcester, Upton upon Severn and Broadway to ease the impact of flooding across the county and this work continues.