Flood Risk in Selly Park South


The Selly Park South Flood Alleviation Scheme, officially opened in January 2018, has already shown its effectiveness in protecting the neighbourhood from flooding from the River Rea. However, flooding which occurred on 27th May 2018 shows that a number of locations in Lower Moor Green Lane, Dogpool Lane, Fashoda Road, Cecil Road and Kitchener Road remain vulnerable to surface water flooding, when the sheer volume and intensity of rainfall overwhelms the drainage system. This is also known as flash flooding. Please see the report on the LOCAL NEWS PAGE which explains this further. Residents living in these vulnerable locations need to remain vigilant and prepared to defend their homes against flash flooding and are advised to KEEP INFORMED of weather forecasts via the broadcast media and online. The Environment Agency (EA) Floodline is a free key source of local information. Call 0345 988 1188. If you are offered the option of using Quickdial numbers, for the River Rea they are: 208007 – Flood Alert, low-lying land and roads between Longbridge and Nechells on the River Rea. 308112 – Flood Warning, River Rea at Stirchley and Selly Park including Cartland Road, Dogpool Lane, the Avenues and Sir Johns Road. Listen to the whole recorded message carefully to be fully informed. To access Flood Alerts and warnings for Selly Park online please click here. Residents in vulnerable locations can also register for Flood Warnings Direct, a free phone, text and email service provided by the EA. Again call 0345 988 1188 or please click here. During flood events volunteers from the Selly Park South Flood Action Group (SPSFG) will try to assist residents as far as is possible. To find our more information about SPSFG please see the CONTACT US PAGE of the website. Please help to reduce the possibility of surface water flooding: To REPORT A BLOCKED ROAD DRAIN online please click here. Alternatively you can REPORT BY PHONE by calling (0121) 303 6644 but please read the information on the web page first.

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