Yellow 'be aware' warning of rain issued for Midlands

A Yellow warning of rain has been issued for parts of the Midlands.

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Severn Trent inundated with calls due to heavy rain

Severn Trent have received four times as many calls today due to rain and storms. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The current rain and storms have led to four times as many calls to Severn Trent today.

A number of reports of flooding due to the heavy rainfall across the region have been received by police after a Yellow warning of rain was issued this morning.

Most of these calls are to get advice on or to report incidents of flooding, which we are monitoring and keeping a close eye on.

Unfortunately this means that people are having to wait longer than we’d like to talk to us.

– James Jesic, Waste water manager for Severn Trent

The company has offered the following advice for customers who are experiencing flooding across the Midlands:

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.

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 and we’ll get a team out to help as quickly as possible.

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.

– Severn Trent

Severn Trent are reassuring customers that they are doing everything that they can to deal with flooding issues and ask people to be patience at this time.



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Yellow 'be aware' warning of rain issued for Midlands

Heavy rain is forecast today Credit: Lewis Stickley/EMPICS Sport

A Yellow warning of rain has been issued for parts of the Midlands. The 'be aware' warning is in place until 11:45pm tonight in the following areas:

West Midlands

  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands
  • Worcestershire

East Midlands

  • Derby
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Rutland
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