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“We’ll be alright”: How Upton Upon Severn has changed since the 2007 Floods

Upton Upon Severn has been dubbed “the most flooded town in Britain” and was one of the worst effected towns in the 2007 floods.

Watch: Branch News reporter, Jack Shute, investigates how safe Upton Upon Severn is now, and what’s changed since the 2007 floods.

Floods are a regular occurrence in this countryside town, with historic major floods recorded throughout the years. With climate change quickly worsening, how safe is this town from heavier rainfall and a humid climate?

Flood defences in action at Upton upon Severn (Katie-Rose)

When two months worth of rain poured down in one day, the rising River Severn surrounded the town and it became completely cut off from the outside world. It was their highest flood level recorded yet.

However, the Environment Agency, alongside a collaborative effort with all Worcestershire Councils, built a flood wall to protect the community.

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