There are concerns that the standing water from the recent floods could be contaminated.
Snow ploughs are being used to help clear the debris and pavements are also being power washed by the council as part of the clean-up operation - it's thought it will take several weeks.
David Sutton says that fallen trees also need chopping up and carrying away.
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A nine week-old baby has escaped unhurt after a car overturned and crashed into a 7 foot-high wall in Handsworth.
A father was trapped for more than two hours after falling eleven feet when lounge floorboards gave way at a house in Hockley, Birmingham.
It will be another mild day for the time of year, remaining windy and cloudy for all areas with patchy rain or drizzle at times.