Friday, 14 February 2014

Army Units on Standby At Tenbury Wells?

Three Army lorries arrived this morning in Tenbury Wells.  They joined a huddle of Worcester County Council and other yellow jackets teams.

Up to 80 troops have been mobilised and are available to help out in the Tenbury area.  It is likely that they will be billeted at Tenbury High School, which will also be used as the local control centre for the emergency team and for anyone evacuated from their homes.

The next storm is due to hit Tenbury about 4pm on 14th February 2014.

At 1.15pm the river level was 2.45 metres.  Flooding in Tenbury usually occurs at 5 metres so there is reasonable "headroom" but our fate is usually dictated by the rainfall around Newtown in mid Wales.