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Teenagers from Midlands Muslim communities help flood victims

The teenagers have been helping with the clean up operation Credit: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

Young people from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), including teenagers from the Midlands, have travelled to Cumbria this week to assist with the flood relief efforts.

Those who are travelling to the region are hoping to help residents and relief groups and services already on the ground addressing the damage.

For of those going to the area to help, this is the second time they have been involved since the devastating floods of 2014.

Volunteers with local people affected by flooding Credit: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

“As Muslims we are duty bound to always help one another, especially when such disasters strike. Also I think it’s important that through our actions people can see the true nature of Islam."

"December is usually a busy month for us as we increase our charitable activities and have many homeless feeding sessions, care home visits and providing gifts for sick children during the Christmas period.”

– Haroon Khan, Regional Director of Charities and Social Activities for AMYA in the Midlands

Five flood alerts in place across the West Midlands

Flood alerts are in place in the West Midlands Credit: PA

Five flood alerts are in place across the West Midlands at the moment, meaning that there could be flooding, according to the Environment Agency.

A Flood Alert is the third most serious type of guidance issued by the Agency, behind a Severe Flood Warning and a Flood Warning.

It means that flooding is possible and residents should be prepared. The places where alerts have been issued are:

  • River Severn in Gloucestershire
  • River Wye in Herefordshire
  • River Wye in Gloucestershire
  • River Lugg south of Leominister
  • River Severn in Shropshire

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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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