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Reporter footage of flash flooding in Stirchley

Our reporter Chris Halpin was amongst the flooding in Stirchley, just off Pershore Road, last night.

Residents told him it was the worst floods they had seen since 2008:

22 flood alerts and warnings in place across the Midlands

Flash flooding in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

22 flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the Midlands today (17 June).

A flood warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required. A flood alert means flooding is possible so you should be prepared.

Flood warnings:

  • River Tame at Whitacre and Nether Whitacre
  • River Tame at Hams Hall
  • River Cole at Coleshill
  • River Stour at Stoubridge
  • River Mease at Clifton Campville, Harlaston and Croxall

Flood alerts:

  • River Cole
  • Rivers in South Worcestershire
  • River Blythe in Warwickshire
  • Tern and Perry Catchments
  • Rea Brook and Cound Brook
  • River Stour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire
  • Middle Tame
  • Burton Trent
  • Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
  • Lower Tame
  • River Trent in Derbyshire
  • River Stour in Worcestershire
  • River Anker and River Sence
  • Lower River Stour in Leicestershire
  • River Mease
  • River Sow and River Penk
  • Loughborough Urban Watercourses
Flash flooding in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

Floods: Crews rescue people trapped in cars

Emergency services have been inundated with calls after torrential rain overnight.

Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Services say they've received more than nine hundred 999 calls related to the flooding.

Emergency crews were deployed to help people trapped in cars in Sutton Coldfield.

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Flooding: Community unite to help flooded nursery

Emergency services across the West Midlands have been inundated with calls after torrential rain sparked flash flooding overnight.

But for one community in Castle Vale in Birmingham, one hundred ordinary people came together to help the relief effort when a nursery flooded.

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Flash flooding in Birmingham after heavy downpours

Fire crews in Staffordshire and the West Midlands said they received hundreds of 999 calls following flash flooding on Thursday.

People have been trapped in cars, with homes inundated with water. Birmingham was one of the worst hit areas.

West Midlands Fire Service said it has received numerous reports of incidents including a lightning strike on a gas main.

Pictures: More flooding across the region

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