FLOOD barriers have now been deployed along River Side North and South in Bewdley amid high river levels. 

Yesterday (Friday, October 20), field teams from the Environment Agency had been working to install the barriers on the right bank side of Bewdley, but as flood water continued to rise it became unsafe for them to continue, and the flood barriers were not deployed. 

Flood defences were erected last night to their required height on Severn Side as river levels began to fall. 

River levels are expected to slowly rise again over the weekend. The predicted peak of the River Severn levels in Bewdley is between 4.3 and 4.8m on Monday (October 22). 

The Environment Agency has said that whilst construction is taking place on the Beales Corner, Flood Risk Management Scheme temporary barriers cannot be deployed.

A spokesperson said: "Residents and businesses will need to rely on their Property Flood Resilience measures (for example flood gates, pumps and air brick covers for individual properties).”