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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.
The company has offered the following advice for customers who are experiencing flooding across the Midlands:
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.
Leicestershire Police say they have had a number of reports of flooding due to the heavy rainfall across the region.
Flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency for parts of the Midlands.
Heavy rain and strong winds have begun to affect parts of the UK as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha arrived.
The Met Office - which has issued yellow weather warnings telling people to "be aware" of downpours - said the rain was most severe at around 3am.
The conditions are expected to move across England and Wales towards Scotland throughout today.
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:
- Telford and Wrekin
- West Midlands