Officers will be patrolling the area affected by the flood water, for reassurance of those who remained and to deter any illegal activity in empty property. The government-issued flood warning for Bridgnorth said: "River levels are rising at the Bridgnorth river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.
"Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours.
... 2020. The A442 near to Bridgnorth Rugby Club is closed due to flooding and police have asked people to instead use the B4176 and A458. The river hit its peak last week at 5.04m on Tuesday evening. "The property was built in 1760 and is set slightly back from the river, so at the moment we are keeping our fingers crossed," she said. "At the end of the day belongings can be replaced, we are concerned with peoples safety." A442 closed (flooding) use B4176 and A458, please don't cut through the lanes its chaos and will not save you time." Bridgnorth homes and businesses are on high alert as people are being urged to evacuate their homes if they are at risk of flooding and move their cars from a now closed-off street.The River Severn is set to peak later today and streets in the low town are already experiencing flooding. Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley, Telford.Browse the businesses in your area and find what is perfect for you.If you are searching for a job around your local area, use our online system. Storm Dennis: Landslide floods Bridgnorth home with mud, water and rubble. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."
"The water is coming up into our beer garden at the back. Fran Spicer, who lives on Underhill Street on the banks of the River Severn with her husband Julian, said they are hoping the water does not get high enough to reach them. A further rest centre will be opened for the town should the need arise. "I think we should have flood defences. ... — Rory Smith (@RorySmith_Star) February 17, 2020. When disaster strikes, communities rally together to overcome difficulties and help those in need.
Bridgnorth residents are being warned to take immediate action as river levels rise and further flooding is expected. Bridgnorth residents are being warned to take immediate action as river levels rise and further flooding is expected.With little respite from the devastation of last week's floods, the River Severn is predicted to peak in the town on Wednesday between 4.8 and 5.2 metres. "River levels are higher than it has been since 2000 and it is still rising," he said. Buildings on Severnside, Seven Terrace and Riverside are all expected to be affected, as well as homes on caravan sites including The Riverside Caravan Park and Severn Valley Caravan Park. Shropshire Council has opened a rest centre in Bridgnorth for those affected by the floods caused by the rainfall during Storm Dennis. "Consequently, flooding of property and roads is possible from 6am today. Checking on locations that were affected by the flooding around Bridgnorth, water levels have receeded, but rain continues. Three flood warnings have been issued for Bridgnorth and the surrounding area, with properties and businesses at risk of flooding as of 6am today.
Anything to protect the residents will help. — Bridgnorth Police (@BridgnorthCops) February 18, 2020 A rest centre has been opened in Bridgnorth for those affected by the floods caused by the rainfall during Storm Dennis.
"The advice for those that have seen their homes flooded or at serious risk of being flooded is to evacuate (so do not go upstairs)."
Firefighters in the town were given a flood briefing yesterday and have already been to high-risk areas to offer advice and reassurance, as well as officers from West Mercia Police. The team posted on Twitter: "Checking on locations that were affected by the flooding around Bridgnorth, water levels have reseeded, but rain continues. — Bridgnorth Police (@BridgnorthCops) February 18, 2020 Shropshire Council has opened a rest centre in Bridgnorth for those affected by the floods caused by the rainfall during Storm Dennis.
"Predicted peak at Bridgnorth 4.8m to 5.2m Wednesday. Members of Broseley & Much Wenlock Safer Neighbourhood Team have been checking on residents.
Shelter, tea and coffee is being provided to residents in need of support. Community Reporter at the Shropshire Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Shropshire and Mid Wales. The river levels are expected to peak at Bridgnorth between 5 and 5.4m this evening and some residents have questioned the town's needs for flood defences. You know, we are glad everyone is safe in Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bewdley, but what about people in Bridgnorth. "We have lived here for 17 years and it is the worst we have known it. "We are closely monitoring the situation. "There are residents who are regularly affected by flooding who could benefit from improved flood defences." "We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. I have never seen it this high and we have been here for six years this year." Bridgnorth Town Council has issued the following statement: "The town council has been in communication with the local Incident Commander in Bridgnorth and the Major Incident Team located at Shrewsbury who are co-ordinating responses and activities. "It would be nice to know why they consider that Bridgnorth does not need flood defences when this is the third time we have flooded in the last six months.
Karen Wood, owner of BamBoo Wine Bar on Bridge Street, said she has never seen the river this high in the six years they have been in the town.
"We have not got any flood defences. Shropshire Council Officers have been visiting affected properties in River Severn continues to rise in Bridgnorth, please follow the advice from the authorities to keep yourself safe.
"The back garden is under about 4ft of water. Bridgnorth Cops tweeted: "Please take heed! Ian George, fixture secretary at Bridgnorth Rugby Club, said many people are concerned as to why the town does not have flood defences. "Flooding may affect properties on Severnside, Severn Terrace, Riverside and local caravan parks. Riverside has now been closed by the Shropshire Council Highways Team - and the authority is urging motorists to move vehicles parked in this area as soon as possible, as 'the entire road will flood soon'. "We are on high alert," she said.
A flood warning is now in place in Bridgnorth, with properties on Severn Terrace, Riverside and local caravan parks expected to be affected.