Latest flooding information and advice – 11.15am 25 February 2022 last updated
The big clean-up is still under way across Shropshire after the county was hit by severe flooding, and we are making great progress as the waters recede.
Council crews have been out across the county cleaning streets, roads and car parks so towns and villages can reopen successfully.
Shrewsbury is largely back to normal today (Friday 25 February 2022) and we are reopening St Julian’s Friars car park. Some low-lying footpaths remain closed.
While the roads have been closed we have taken the opportunity to carry out highways maintenance in Coleham, Smithfield Road, Wyle Cop and on the A442.
In Bridgnorth we currently have road sweepers out, and both Riverside and Friars Street will be reopened today (25 February). We are waiting for floods to recede in Severn Terrace, Doctors Lane and Southwell Riverside, but teams will be working through the weekend to clean these and we expect them to be open by Monday 28 February.
Skips are being distributed in the worst affected areas. They will be in five locations in Shrewsbury, two in Bridgnorth, and also in Melverley. These are to help people affected by the floods, and not for general use. Please be respectful of those people’s needs.
The clean-up is ongoing in Melverley and Pentre, and again we will have teams out over the weekend to help these communities.
At 9am today there was one flood warning in place for the River Severn at Quatford, and four flood alerts at Lower Teme, River Severn in Shropshire, Severn Vyrnwy confluence and the Tern and Perry catchments.
Flood support for residents and businesses
If you’ve been affected by the floods, there is help and support on hand.
- For enquires about sandbags call 0345 678 9006. Please dispose of your used sandbags safely. More information can be found at Shropshire Council Sandbag Policy | Shropshire Council
- For wellbeing and financial advice call our winter wellbeing number on 0345 678 9012
- If you becomes homeless or at risk of being homeless due to the flooding please contact us on 0345 678 9005
- For information about what do after a flood visit After a flood | Shropshire Council. For health advice after flooding visit Your health and flooding | Shropshire Council
- For further flood information and advice visit Drainage and flooding | Shropshire Council
- Flooding may cause you to feel anxious, stressed or worried. Please talk to someone if you are struggling with your mental health. Shropshire MHS: 01743 368647 or email@example.com Access: 0808 196 4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org Samaritans 116 123. UKHSA (formerly Public Health England also offers a guide to mental wellbeing after a flood.
- For all general customer enquiries call 0345 678 9000 or email email@example.com or visit the website www.shropshire.gov.uk
- Sign up to the latest flood information and advice at Sign up for flood warnings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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