Southwell residents clean up after flash floods

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Up to 100 homes were flooded in Southwell, Nottingham last night after an estimated four inches of rain fell in less than an hour. Homes in the Kirklington Road and Halloughton Road areas were worst affected with floods of up to three feet. Residents are now attempting to salvage possessions and clear up their homes…. Read more »

© newsteam Summer soaking: A car is almost completely covered by muddy water after a downpour caused flash flooding in Southwell, Nottingham, yesterday

Wildlife wiped out and cars flooded by a month’s rain in just hours as extreme conditions sweep Britain

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Around 50 homes hit by flash flooding in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, following heavy downpours In Southwell, Nottinghamshire, more than 50 homes were affected as a sudden downpour caused flash floods. Cars were left damaged and the road was left covered in thick mud after vehicles had been tossed around in the dirty water. Mother-of-four Julie Wells,… Read more »

Flood insurance agreement reached

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Defra and Association of British Insurers reach an agreement on flood insurance. Hundreds of thousands of households in flood-prone areas will be guaranteed affordable flood insurance after the government and insurance industry agreed a deal today. Read more at GOV.UK…

Flood insurance deal sees fears recede over future cover

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Households previously hit by flooding faced being unable to renew their home insurance, or be charged extortionate rates. Hundreds of thousands of flood-hit homeowners will still be able to buy insurance after a deal was reached between the government and the insurance industry. Read full article in the Guardian…

New grass could help tackle flooding, say scientists

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Natural hybrid grass cuts water run-off by 50%, can feed livestock and resist extreme weather. A new grass that cuts the water running off from fields by half could help stem the rising floods that global warming is bringing to the UK. The roots of the grass, a natural hybrid of rye and fescue grasses,… Read more »

UK floods: Horse racing cancelled at Southwell

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Heavy rain and flooding are disrupting parts of the road and rail network as storms move on to north-east England and north Wales. Horse racing has been cancelled at Wetherby in West Yorkshire, and Southwell in Nottinghamshire. Nathan Corden from Southwell Racecourse told the BBC’s Anthony Bartram he did not expect to have another flood… Read more »