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Three flood alerts in place across the East Midlands

A number of waterways could flood in the East Midlands today. Credit: PA

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.

Live flood alert map from the Environment Agency. Credit: Environment Agency

Five flood alerts in place across the West Midlands

Torrential rain has swelled rivers across the region overnight. Credit: PA

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 

The Midlands prepares to face downpours and flooding

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across the Midlands and other parts of the UK.

Floods by Sandwell and Dudley railway station last week Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Flooding in Wolverhampton last week Credit: Sonia Midda
Floods on Moseley Road last week Credit: Leanne Bowdler

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.

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