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Looking At The Flood Damage At The Guinea Gardens 

19 Jun 18

In the aftermath of last month’s torrential rainfall and flooding in Edgbaston, this is what the restored bothy at the Edgbaston Guinea Gardens looked like.


News
Flooding forces centre closure 

18 Jun 18

Great Wyrley Community Centre will be shut down for eight to 10 weeks for repairs after it was deemed too dangerous to be used by the many groups who call it home…


Local news
A Thank You Note to Acocks Green 

13 Jun 18

Remember the terrible floods last month around Birmingham? Acocks Green was particularly badly affected.


News
Flooded homes in Solihull became ‘spectator sport’ 

13 Jun 18

Residents say people turned out to watch after hearing about flooding on social media.


Rugby
Thousands of tarmacked driveways blamed for Birmingham flooding 

6 Jun 18

Our drainage systems are not designed for the water run-off we’ve got.


Rugby
Birmingham braced for thunderstorms this weekend – days after flooding swept city 

6 Jun 18

Lightning strikes and flooding hit Birmingham and the UK last week but now forecasters are suggesting the horrendous weather is not yet done…


News
Flash flooding shuts two Birmingham schools 

4 Jun 18

Pupils should have returned to the primary school on Monday after half term.


Blog politics
Road Repairs On Harborne Road 

3 Jun 18

After lots of pressure from Cllr Matt Bennett and myself, work finally underway this weekend to repair first the sewer, and then the damaged road surface on Harborne Road (damage caused by last Sunday’s floods).


News
EDITOR’S COMMENT: Solihull needs to be prepared for future flooding 

3 Jun 18

Editor Les Reid’s column in this week’s Observer.


FixMyStreet
Flooding due to emergency school gates implemented, 2nd June 

2 Jun 18

The drains are not properly maintained.


Local news
School forced to close after extensive flood damage 

1 Jun 18

Woodthorpe Junior and Infants school in Kings Heath will remain closed after the half term break after extensive damage to the school caused by flooding, headteacher Linda McGrath announced.


News
Birmingham City Council issues advice ahead of heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast for the city and beyond. 

31 May 18

A number of areas across the city experienced flash flooding over the bank holiday as a result of extreme weather conditions, with some areas receiving a month’s rainfall in the space of an hour.


Rugby
Brummies tell their stories after floods devastate their homes 

31 May 18

These are some of the people most affected by Birmingham’s devastating floods…


Rugby
There are two bands of thunderstorms forecast for Birmingham today – this is when 

31 May 18

Flooding and power cuts are possible in some areas…


News
Average May’s rainfall in one hour left Solihull flooded 

31 May 18

PARTS of Solihull suffered severe floods after heavy storms, thunder and lightning over the bank holiday weekend.


FixMyStreet
Missing man hole cover, a sign has been put up but nothing done. Causing chaos., 31st May 

31 May 18

This cover been missing a few days since storm.


FixMyStreet
Drain blockages in Strchford road in addition to pothole/ road crack damage, 31st May 

31 May 18

The road drains are blocked and 3 examples of flooding have occurred in the past week.


Rugby
Why Birmingham is now prone to flooding – this would be the best way to stop it 

31 May 18

University of Birmingham expert reveals the best way to keep floodwaters at bay…


Rugby
Are drains to blame for flooding in Birmingham? 

31 May 18

Several parts of the West Midlands were flooded on the weekend…


FixMyStreet
Employees from Birmingham Dental Hospital are parking on the highway – but the road has been closed with access to frontages only after flooding on Sunday 27th May 2018, 31st May 

31 May 18

There are several employees who are parking on the highway (Sir John’s Road) however the road is now only accessible to frontages due to severe flooding on Sun 27th May.


Rugby
Met Office issue weather warning for Birmingham with flooding expected 

30 May 18

Thunderstorms are likely to affect southern parts of the UK from late Thursday morning through the rest of the day, the agency warns…


Rugby
Soaked homes and sodden furniture lines the streets – we visit the areas worst hit by shock floods 

29 May 18

Harborne, Selly Oak, Kings Heath and Stirchley were badly hit in Birmingham…


Blog politics
WEEK ENS STORMS CAUSE REAL PROBLEMS IN OSCOOT 

29 May 18

Sadly the storm at the weekend has caused a lost of damage and flooding across the city.


News
Clean-up begins in Birmingham after flash flooding 

29 May 18

Birmingham residents say more should be done to protect homes flooded three times in nine years.


News
Birmingham flash flooding: Why have homes been damaged again? 

29 May 18

As residents in parts of Birmingham begin the big clean-up, why are their houses so affected by floods…