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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Hamster saved from raging torrent in freak flash floods

Torrential rain has brought further havoc to the region with people trapped in cars and homes waterlogged by what's been described as the worst flooding in eight years.

People in South Birmingham were the worst affected and West Midlands fire service said it received nine hundred emergency calls last night.

Cars floated down streets, railway stations looked like canals, and drains became fountains. A pet hamster also had a very lucky escape as the floodwaters overwhelmed one home.

Our reporter Chris Halpin was there as the flooding hit and returned again today as families and businesses reflected on a night they won't forget.

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