Met Office issues weather warning for heavy rain in Midlands tonight (Wednesday)

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THE Environment Agency is asking people to be aware and prepared after the Met Office issued a weather warning for heavy rain tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow for most of the Midlands.

Persistent rain, heavy in places, is expected overnight into tomorrow, with further rain expected on Friday and over the weekend.

This may lead to localised surface water flooding and the need to issue flood alerts and possibly warnings on faster responding rivers in some locations across the Midlands.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to do their bit by signing up to flood warnings on the Environment Agency website or on its Facebook Floodalerts App. People can also call floodline on 0845 988 1188.

Once registered, if a flood warning is issued, they will receive an automatic message by telephone, SMS text message, e-mail and/or fax.

For more information about how to prepare for flooding, or to see if your home is at risk, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodmidlands.