Flash flooding causes more chaos across the Midlands

Further torrential downpours have hit many parts of the region causing flash flooding.

Several flood warnings and alerts are still in place on Friday.

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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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Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across Midlands

Two flood warnings and 14 flood alerts are currently in place across the Midlands after heavy downpours over the past few days.

Flooding at the Grosvenor Pub in Nottingham Credit: Harley Perry

Read more on the flash flooding that has hit parts of the East and West Midlands here.

What is a flood warning?

Flooding is expected. Immediate action required.

What is a flood alert?

Flooding is possible. Be prepared.

More information can be found on the Environment Agency website.

Emergency services urge people to avoid 'heavily flooded' Coventry

Emergency services urge people to avoid 'heavily flooded' Coventry Credit: ITV News Central

West Midlands Fire Service are urging people to avoid certain roads in Coventry due to flooding.

They have tweeted:

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