Heavy rainfall as Hurricane Bertha hits Worcestershire

Heavy rain battered Worcestershire this morning

Heavy rain battered Worcestershire this morning

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THE effects of Hurricane Bertha were felt across Worcestershire this morning as storms hit.

Heavy rainfall was accompanied by thunder and lightening during the storms, which ran from the early hours until around noon.

Although no serious incidents were reported, water supplier Severn Trent saw four-times the amount of calls compared to a usual Sunday.

James Jesic, waste water manager for Severn Trent, said more staff were on duty to keep and eye on areas "with a high risk of flooding".

“We were aware that this weather was coming and we’ve worked hard to get ready for it," he said.

“If you have flooding at your home, check to see if it’s just rainwater or if it’s sewage that has come from an overflowing sewer, possibly through a manhole cover in your garden or outside your property. 

"If it’s just rainwater, the flooding should subside when it stops raining, although it can take up to four hours for water to drain away, so be patient. 

"Where sewage is escaping this is obviously a priority for us, so please call us on 0800 783 4444 and we’ll get a team out to help as quickly as possible.  

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“If you’re concerned about flooding from drains and gullies in the road, you should call the local council as they are responsible for road drainage, but again, we generally find that the flooding will go away when it stops raining.”

Meanwhile, weather forecasters were warning of more showers in the evening and overnight, into tomorrow morning.

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2:15pm Sun 10 Aug 14

mrloverman says...

News bandwagon
News bandwagon mrloverman
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6:45pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Hwicce says...

Wow, it's rained! There was even thunder and lightening.

You would have thought this had never happened before.
Wow, it's rained! There was even thunder and lightening. You would have thought this had never happened before. Hwicce
  • Score: 6

7:14am Mon 11 Aug 14

js says...

On 8th August you reported 'Warning over tropical storm Bertha heading our way'. Now it's a hurricane...
On 8th August you reported 'Warning over tropical storm Bertha heading our way'. Now it's a hurricane... js
  • Score: 1

9:24am Mon 11 Aug 14

Perfman says...

js wrote:
On 8th August you reported 'Warning over tropical storm Bertha heading our way'. Now it's a hurricane...
Compared to a tropical storm we received a light shower
[quote][p][bold]js[/bold] wrote: On 8th August you reported 'Warning over tropical storm Bertha heading our way'. Now it's a hurricane...[/p][/quote]Compared to a tropical storm we received a light shower Perfman
  • Score: 2

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