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Calls double to water company following Midlands flash floods

The flooding outside a pub in Nottinghamshire pub last month Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Calls to a water company have doubled following the flash flooding across the region in recent weeks.

Bosses at Severn Trent Water said 70 per cent of the calls being made were for things the firm is not responsible for, like streams overflowing or drains being blocked.

Recent flash floods left cars floating Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire


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Figures for last night and ...Drying out tonight

Braunston Marina Credit: William Round, Coventry

Last night, parts of the region again saw more than the regional monthly average amount of rainfall which is 51.8mm for July.

More than 50mm rain in Shropshire.

Yardley, Northamptonshire saw 38mm.

South Leicestershire up to 30mm.

6 flood warnings & 23 alerts now in force

Odd sharp shower before drying up overnight Credit: ITV Central

The Met Office expect most of any showers to dry up this evening and the yellow weather warning for heavy rain has been removed from the region.

The Environment Agency says the River Severn should remain elevated but they are optimistic of the drier forecast holding out for the next 24 hours.