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.
“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.”
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
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service have evacuated more than 10 people and a few dogs trapped in the flood waters in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Derby Mountain Rescue have been assisting in Cumbria to evacuate residents and stranded motorists after floods in the region.Read the full story ›
Southwell residents can get information and advice about applying for the Repair and Renew Grant today.
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
Majority of Frankwell car park will be reopened once the demountable flood barriers are up to reduce impact on Christmas shoppers/visitors
The Environment Agency is warning of possible flash floods overnight and into tomorrow morning.
A number of areas in Lincolnshire were affected after heavy downpours yesterday.
The Met Office has issued a Yellow warning of rain from midnight today.
Torrential rain led to flooding in parts of Cambridgeshire. These are some of your pictures taken during and after the flooding.
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Overnight we have attended 29 flooding incidents in & around Skegness, Wainfleet, Ingoldmells, Friskney and Sutton Bridge.