On this page you can find out more information about planning, managing and recovering from a flood.
What you should do before, during and after a flood
Listen to local radio and/or watch local TV stations for weather and flooding updates:
BBC Hereford and Worcester (opens in a new window) 104fm and 94.7fm
Closures and disruption during a flood:
Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest: Wyre Forest District Council – Sandbags (opens in a new window)
Worcester: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking after your health
During a flood event the efforts of the agencies who have a responsibility to provide a response are co-ordinated by Multi-Agency Flood Plans (MAFPs). There is a multi-agency flood plan for each district in Worcestershire, maintained by the relevant district council.
Sign up to Worcestershire County Council’s social media channels and our dedicated Travel Twitter account Worcs Travel. Regular updates will be posted on across all three channels in the event of floods.
Follow the County Council on Facebook
Follow County Council on Twitter
Follow us on Worcs Travel
For more information about flooding and reducing your risk of flooding, please visit the Flood Risk Management webpage
According to the Environment Agency, over five million people in England live and work in properties at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea, whilst more face flood threats from groundwater, surface water, sewers, and reservoirs.
Gocompare have put together a guide to preparing for a flood and protecting your property – https://www.gocompare.com/home-insurance/limiting-flood-risk-and-damage/
In extreme conditions you won’t be able to stop flood water, and you should always put personal safety above attempts to protect property and possessions. Despite this, there are steps that you can take to keep water out, to buy yourself time to preserve property and possessions, and to limit the damage that flood water does.
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