Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced the government funded scheme to enhance Burton's existing flood defences.Read the full story ›
Areas in Leicestershire have been affected by flooding after heavy rain.Read the full story ›
Research carried out by the AA found 45% of drivers from the region would risk putting themselves in danger.Read the full story ›
Nearly a quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds in the West Midlands are currently living in an area at risk.Read the full story ›
A yellow weather warning has been in place across the region today due to the heavy rain.
Roads in Warwickshire have experienced flooding, Warwick Police have warned of flooding on Wedgnock Ln and Primrose Hill.
West Midlands Fire Service has revealed how many flood related call outs they have received due to the severe weather.Read the full story ›
Torrential rain overnight has sparked three flood alerts across the region. A flood alert means flooding is possible and to be prepared.
They're in place in Loughborough, Heanor and tributeries of the River Trent around Lowdham in Nottinghamshire.
The Environment Agency have five flood alerts in place across the Midlands. A flood alert means flooding is possible and to be prepared. The warnings are in place for the following water courses:
- River Cole
- Upper Tame
- Middle Tame
- River Sow and River Penk
- River Stour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire
John Hunt, Councillor for Perry Barr, has blamed the floods on the increase in block paved drives, large house extensions and tree felling.Read the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across the Midlands and other parts of the UK.
A week on from scenes of flooding across the Midlands, the region is set to experience downpours again today. Urban areas will be most at risk of flooding, with 15mm to 25mm of rainfall expected within the space of an hour.
The Met Office has warned:
"Some locations will miss these but there where they do occur, please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel. Lightening could be an additional hazard."
The bad weather is expected to continue on Wednesday, motorists are being warned to be aware of flooding on the roads.