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UK: Flooding across Birmingham May 27-28

Flash floods in Birmingham area May 27-28; transportation disruptions

28 May 09:23 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/28/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Birmingham

Event

On Sunday, May 27, heavy rains caused flash floods in Birmingham. According to reports, the city saw the equivalent of a month's worth of rainfall in a single hour. The severe flooding has led to significant transportation disruptions across Birmingham, which continue as of Monday, May 28.

Advice

Individuals present in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly hit by flooding, prepare for associated transportation disruptions, and adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders). Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater or chemical products.

 

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