The council has issued its thanks to everyone across Worcestershire who came together following the chaos of Storm Babet.

Worcestershire County Council praised the coordinated response to Storm Babet which brought intense rainfall to the county causing river levels across the River Severn, River Avon and the River Teme to rise incredibly quickly and result in significant flooding.  

Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for highways and transport, Mike Rouse, said: “I am immensely proud of the efforts of those who came together to respond to the impact of Storm Babet last weekend here in Worcestershire.

“Despite the intensity of the rain and the speed and level of the flooding, we ultimately kept people safe.

“River levels have now fallen, surface water has receded and the majority of roads have reopened, but the clean-up continues and the full scale of the damage is still being assessed.”

During the storm, teams worked around the clock to help keep strategic routes open and to support residents and businesses with around 100 properties being affected by the flooding.

The council worked tirelessly alongside partners including emergency services, district councils, the Environment Agency and Ringway to respond to the flooding in the worst-hit areas of the county including Tenbury, Bewdley, Upton-upon-Severn and Worcester City.

Cabinet member for the environment at Worcestershire County Council, Richard Morris, added: “Storm Babet brought significant rainfall and flooding to the county last week. I’d like to thank our residents for their understanding and cooperation during the flood event.

“I’d also like to thank our county council staff, partners and the local communities for their time and effort last weekend to respond to the events.

“The response, during the storm and now as we move into flood recovery has been excellent.”

Those living in risk areas for flooding should register for the Environment Agency’s ‘Flood Warnings Direct Service’ at

To report a flooding issue visit Worcestershire County Council’s ‘Tell Us About’ page online.