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Homes hit by flash flooding

More than 50 homes were hit by by flash flooding following heavy rain that broke the heatwave in a series of heavy thunderstorms. Nottinghamshire Police said houses in Southwell were particularly badly hit by the extreme weather.

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A month's rain fell with 56mm recorded in 3 hours

An advice centre for those affected by floods in Nottingham will be opened at Southwell Town Hall, The Burgage, Southwell, later today.

The A612 remains closed between Southwell and Thurgaton to enable urgent clean-up operations to take place.

Worried car owners outside The Grosvenor pub in Nottingham as a sudden flash flood left a road side pub flooded with rainwater. Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A month's rain fell in just a few hours in some areas yesterday.

Pershore in Worcestershire recorded 56mm (2.2 inches) of rain in a three-hour period this morning, more than the area's 50mm average total for the whole of July, the Met Office said.

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