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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 August, 2004, 07:28 GMT 08:28 UK
Flooding alerts after downpours
Cars in flood water
It is estimated 28 days worth of rain fell in two days in the East Midlands
Rivers in the East Midlands remain on high alert following torrential downpours during the past two days.

Nine rivers in the region are subject to flood warnings where there is risk to homes, while large areas have the lower risk flood watch in place.

It is thought 28 days worth of rain fell in two days in the East Midlands.

Newark in Notts and Grantham in Lincs were among the worst areas affected. There is a meeting on Wednesday to discuss flooding in Market Harborough.

Shop keepers and residents are meeting to discuss a flood alleviation scheme after the town was hit by floods three times in two weeks.

Sandbag requests

On Tuesday, around 13,000 people camping out at a religious festival at the Newark Showground were forced to leave.

Leisure centres in Balderton and Southwell provided temporary accommodation for the campers.

Fire services in Derbyshire also report being besieged by flood-related calls, with numerous requests for sandbags.

Police said the water had even lifted tarmac off the roads in some parts of the county.

Lincolnshire Fire Service says it received around 140 calls on Monday night related to the heavy rain, mostly in the Grantham and Gainsborough areas.

The rivers with flood warnings in place are:

  • River Derwent from Borrowash to Church Wilne including Draycott

  • River Trent from Burton to Castle Donington

  • River Wye from Buxton to Rowsley

  • River Soar from Cossington to Cotes

  • River Dove from Doveridge to Marston-on-Dove

  • River Dove from Marston-on-Dove to Clay Mill

  • River Erewash from Pinxton to Long Eaton

  • River Dove from Rocester to Doveridge

  • River Idle from Gamston to Bawtry including Retford

    Flood watch areas include:

  • The Derwent and Wye valleys including Derby, Buxton and Matlock

  • Leicester, Melton Mowbray and Loughborough areas

  • Lower Trent Valley including Nottinghamshire and Gainsborough

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