The Met Office has declared February ‘the wettest on record’ and the consequences have been devastating. Huge parts of the country have been affected by flooding. Some of the worst hit areas have been Wales, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Yorkshire.
Communities have been desolated after the onslaught of 3 consecutive storms in the space of 5 weeks. Businesses are in taters, homes are destroyed. Many locals affected say it isn’t like anything they have seen before.
AMURT UK did a reconnaissance mission to Ironbridge in Shropshire to see for ourselves the situation on the ground. Many locals feel isolated and abandoned, left to clean up and get back on their feet again, alone.
AMURT UK has a team of volunteers on standby to help with the clean-up. Our first port of call is Ironbridge in Shropshire where we are working in cooperation with the local council there who are coordinating the clean up effort.
Can you donate to help us make the lives of those affected by the floods a little easier? Donate here
We are also looking for volunteers to join our team so please contact us if you are able to be flexible and on standby for when we get the call to go and help. We are particularly looking for people with skills such as electricians, plumbers, builders and decorators but anyone with a willingness to get their hands dirty are very welcome.