Work has begun in Birmingham to build a tunnel which could stop more than a hundred and fifty homes in the Selly Park area from being flooded.
It was badly hit by torrential rains last year, but as Melissa Wright reports, work is going on across the city to protect people from future downpours.
Our reporter Callum Watkinson caught up with a family who had to leave their home in a part of Birmingham which was severely flooded last year, as work to improve flood defences gets underway.
The lorry park at Doxey in Stafford has been closed this afternoon following intense flooding.
As well as closing of the area the council are warning residents and motorists not to attempt to travel through the water either on foot or by car.
The entrance at Pans Drive is expected to remain closed until the waters subside.
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.