Welfare activity continuing in the Bewdley area
With rivers levels reaching historic heights in Bewdley, fire crews have been working hard to keep the community safe.
Eighteen properties were visited yesterday with a recommendation to evacuate. Some residents chose to stay but were advised that, in that event, resources would be limited to support them.
Visits were also paid to local caravan sites in conjunction with police, with some caravans moved to higher ground.
Crews’ local knowledge also paid dividends with boat crews used to visit properties inaccessible by road.
Most residents said that they were used to flooding and had already moved much of their furniture upstairs.
Rest centres have been set up and emergency accommodation arranged for those who need it.
Special emphasis is being given to helping vulnerable people thanks to Worcestershire County Council who have provided a list of those with greater needs.