Man in 80s dies in Midlands flooding

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Media caption Inhabitants have filmed the flooded roads around Birmingham

A man in the 80s died after his vehicle was submerged in flood-waters among a deluge of rain over the West Midlands.

Rescuers had to swim 50m to reach the particular motorist, whose vehicle was “completely underwater” in Walsall.

In Birmingham, more than a month’s rain fall hit parts of the city in an hr on Sunday. Areas of Northamptonshire had been also flooded.

Weather conditions warnings have been issued for Mon, while the South East could view the hottest day of the year up to now.

Emergency workers had been called to Lichfield Road within the Rushall area of Walsall shortly after 02: 00 BST on Monday early morning.

‘Two ins of breathing space’

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) paramedic Peter Bowles was on the scene and tweeted that will firefighters and ambulance staff needed to swim 50m to reach the man.

Four paramedics went into the particular flood-water and carried out life assistance, WMAS said.

This individual was taken to hospital where he passed away a short time later. His family continues to be informed.

Drainage professional Ben Lees had rescued one more man from the same road in the way home earlier on Sunday.

He said there was regarding 2in of breathing space within the car when he swam into it and dragged the man out.

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Picture caption Firefighters and paramedic had to swim to reach the man within Walsall, who died in medical center later

The Far Cotton area of Northampton was severely flooded along with main roads in the county including the M1 and A45.

Environmental surroundings Agency has issued multiple flood alerts and alerts covering much of main England.

Regardless of the flood warnings, Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said temperatures can hit highs of 28C or even 29C in the South East.

He said: “It will depend how much cloud develops. There’s a opportunity we could see the warmest day from the year. ”

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Media caption Scenes from around Birmingham because the city is hit by a deluge of rain.

In Birmingham, 1 major route in the city had been rendered impassable by water as much as 5ft (1. 5m) deep.

The Met Office stated a site at Winterbourne, in Edgbaston, recorded 58mm of rainfall in only one hour on Sunday afternoon, plus 81mm in a 12-hour period.

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

But he said the particular torrential rain had been “very localised”, pointing out that another web site 10 miles away at Coleshill recorded just 3mm of rainfall in 12 hours.

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Image caption Vehicles were submerged on Pershore Street in Selly Oak

BBC journalist Rebecca Woods said she had powered past a large number of flooded and shut roads in the Harborne and Selly Oak areas.

The lady said she had seen overloaded houses and it had taken the girl 90 minutes to drive about 5 miles.

In Sir John’s Road, Selly Park, homes inundated and cars were under drinking water, while wheelie bins floated in the future.

Resident Stu Dunigan said water was above waistline height, almost submerging cars in the street.

It is the 2nd time in two years the street has inundated. Over 100 homes were flooded 06 2016 causing several residents to leave their homes.

Some had just recently returned before Sunday’s surges.

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Media caption The Far Cotton section of Northampton was hit by flash-flooding

Trevor Thomas, who lives in Nobleman Heath, had to leave his house when it was flooded with 6 inches of water.

Mr Thomas, 51, is seriously disabled and had to be taken to stay together with his 73-year-old mother, Pat Thomas, from her home in Kings Norton.

She said the home was not suitable for her son and so they both had to sleep on the couch as she could not get your pet upstairs to bed.

Jacqui Kennedy from Birmingham Town Council said the operation in order to up debris and repair highways was under way.

Police said some roads within Birmingham were still affected by water damage and advised drivers not to disregard road closure signs.

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Image caption Matt Swain said he could not recommend the community spirit enough after nearby neighbours in Pelsall helped his aged grandparents

In Pelsall, Matthew Swain thanked his “lovely neighbours” who assisted his elderly grandparents by capturing the water out of their house in Fordbrook Lane while their own homes had been also flooded.

“They left their own houses and found my grandparents’ rescue, ” he or she said. “I’m so grateful plus thankful to them all. ”

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Image caption The particular Met Office said the temps in London could reach as high as 29C

Northampton council leader Jonathan Nunn plus councillor James Hill visited Saint Leonard’s Road in Far 100 % cotton to speak people affected by water damage.

Mr Nunn mentioned: “We want to know exactly what happened plus work out ways to prevent it occurring again. ”

Area of the M1 and A45 in the region were under three feet of drinking water and drivers were trying to go through the floods.

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Image caption The open fire service used dinghies to ferry vulnerable people away from flooded places in the St Leonard’s Road section of Far Cotton, Northampton
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Image caption A shopkeeper in Significantly Cotton sweeps out flood seas after the deluge ends

The A5 has been closed in both directions in the boundary area of Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, between the junctions of the A426 with Churchover and the A428 near the Dirft rail terminal to the east associated with Rugby.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) said it had also been “extremely busy” dealing with flooding calls upon Sunday evening.

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