RESIDENTS still affected by the devastating floods in Hollywood and Wythall in 2018 are being invited to an information drop-in session.

The Advertiser recently reported that people forced to leave their homes after the floods were starting 2019 still homeless.

More than 300 properties were wrecked by the unprecedented storm in May which had a disastrous impact on local residents, businesses, and infrastructure.

Many residents were forced to relocate in order to allow repairs to be carried out and some eight months later, many have still not returned to their homes, and are getting nowhere with insurance companies.

An information drop-in session will take place on Wednesday, March 6 at Hollywood Golf Club between 3pm and 6pm.

Residents are welcome to drop-in to find out how the recommendations in the flooding investigation report are being implemented and get advice if they still have any insurance or home repair problems.

Councillor Tony Miller, cabinet member with responsibility for the environment at Worcestershire County Council, said: "The effects of the Hollywood floods are still being felt by residents even now and it's important that we work with them in any way we can to help them recover and look to the future."

There will be representatives from Worcestershire County Council, North Worcestershire Water Management, Severn Trent Water and the National Flood Forum.

It is estimated that the floods will end up costing in excess of £15m.