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Man in the 80s dies in Walsall as a flash flood hit Midlands



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Media caption Residents have filmed the flooded streets around Birmingham

Storms have caused flooding in the West Midlands as more than a month of rain parts of Birmingham in just one

A man in his 80s died in Walsall after his vehicle was submerged in floods and parts of Northamptonshire were hit.

Met Office Amber Weather warnings of rain and thunderstorms are present this afternoon for East Anglia, London, the southeast and the southwest

The southeast could also experience the hottest day of the year so far.

West Midlands police said that shortly after February 2, officers were called on Lichfield Road in the Rushall area of ​​Walsall: 00 BST, where the man is said to have got stuck in his car during floods in his 80s ,

He was taken to hospital, where he died shortly thereafter. His family was informed.

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Media Caption Northampton's Far Cotton Area hit by flash floods

West Midlands Police said some streets in Birmingham are still affected (19659004) An important route The city was left impassable for water up to 5 feet deep.

The Far Cotton area of ​​Northampton became strong along with major roads in County 1965, including the M1 and A45.

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued several flood warnings and warnings.

But Met Bureau Craig Snell meteorologist said temperatures could hit highs of 28C or 29C in the southeast.

He said, "It all depends on how much cloud is developing, there is a chance we might see the warmest day of the year."

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Caption [19659020] Wheelie bins floated down the street as flooding submerged Sir Johns Road, Selly Park

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Cars were sunk on Pershore Road in Selly Oak

The Met Office reported that a winterbourne site in Edgbaston recorded 58 mm of rain in just one hour and 81 mm in 12 hours on Sunday afternoon.

The monthly average for the West Midlands region in May is 55mm, Snell said.

But he said that the torrential rain was "very localized" and pointed out that another place in Coleshill recorded only 3mm of rain in 12 hours.

BBC journalist Rebecca Woods said she had passed a large number of flooded and closed streets in the areas of Harborne and Selly Oak.

She said she saw flooded houses and it took her 90 minutes to drive about five miles.

In Sir John's Road, Selly Park, houses flooded and cars were submerged while wheelie bins floated down the street.

Resident Stu Dunigan said water was above waist level, almost submerged cars on the street.

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On Sir John & # 39; s Road, which was also heavily flooded in June 2016, the waters were above the waist

It's the second time in two years that the road has been flooded. More than 100 homes were flooded in June 2016, causing some residents to leave their homes.

Some had returned only before the floods on Sunday.

Trevor Thomas, who lives in Kings Heath, had to leave home when he was flooded (19659004) Mr. Thomas, 51, is severely disabled and had to be lodged with his 73-year-old mother Pat Thomas at their home in Kings Norton ,

She said the house was not suitable for her son and both had to sleep on the sofa because she could not put him to bed.

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Houses and shops were flooded in Far Cotton after heavy rain had fallen

Northampton Council leader Jonathan Nunn and councilman James Hill visited St. Leonard's Road in Far Cotton to speak of flood-affected people.

Mr. Nunn said, "We want to know exactly what happened and find ways to prevent it.

Part of the M1 and A45 in the county were under three feet of water and drivers were trying to pass the floods.

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The Fire Service used dinghies to move endangered people away from flooded areas in the St Leonard's Road area of ​​Far Cotton, Northampton

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A shopkeeper at Far Cotton is sweeping floodwaters after the end of the Flood

The A5 remains closed in both directions in the border area of ​​Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, between the intersections of the A426 at Churchover and the A428 at the railway station Dirft east of Rugby.

There is a high level of flood and highways England is working to reopen the road as soon as possible.

The police said drivers should avoid the area.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) said it was also "extremely busy" with flooding on Sunday night.

The Environmental Protection Agency has more than 20 flood warnings and more than 40 flood alerts covering much of central England.


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