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Event to help Southwell residents with flooding grant

Southwell residents can get information and advice about applying for the Repair and Renew Grant today.

Car covered in mud after the flash flooding in Southwell in July 2013 Credit: PA

Up to £5,000 is available to help flooded homes and businesses with the cost of installing flood protection.

In July 2013, the town was hit by severe flash flooding which damaged a number of properties.

Representatives from the National Flood Forum are helping run the information day, which takes place between 10am and 4pm at The Admiral Rodney Function Room in the town.

They say people can find out more on:

  • Repair and Renew Grant
  • Insurance Queries
  • Community Emergency Plan
  • Southwell Flood Fund
  • Future Mitigation Plans
  • Flood Protection products

Flood barriers deployed in Shropshire this afternoon

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Flooding in Cambridgeshire: Your pictures

Torrential rain led to flooding in parts of Cambridgeshire. These are some of your pictures taken during and after the flooding.

Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Chatteris Credit: Steve Snell
March Credit: Marina Pugh
March Credit: Marina Pugh
March Credit: Marina Pugh
March Credit: Marina Pugh
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston

You can email your pictures to anglianews@itv.com

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Louth floods cause traffic congestion

Lincolnshire County Council has reported traffic congestion due to the flooding in Louth.

"Due to the flash flooding in Louth this morning, traffic in the area is very congested. Highways is asking that people avoid the area if possible. Another spate of heavy rain is expected this afternoon around 2pm, which may exacerbate conditions.

"Although the floodwaters are receding, the A16/Grimsby Rd is impassable and all of central Louth is heavily congested, so please take other routes where possible."

– Lincolnshire County Council

Trinity Lane has been closed due to a suspected gas leak and residents have been asked to leave their homes.

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Shop evacuated in Louth

A shop in Louth has been evacuated after flash floods this morning.

Affected areas include Church Street, Eastfield Road, Keddington Road and Horncastle Road and the Co Op store has been temporarily evacuated.

A smell of gas has been reported in Eastfield Road and the situation is currently being assessed.

Standing water may contain hazards including displaced drain grates so members of the public are advised to avoid flooded areas and to follow the advice of police and fire officers on scene.

Flooding in Albrighton

Parts of the Midlands are dealing with flash flooding this morning. This photo shows Newport road in Albrighton is closed because of flooding.

Is there any flash flooding where you live? Email your photos to centralnews@itv.com with your name and location.

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