Are flood warnings due to Storm Franklin in Birmingham?

The government’s Environment Agency has currently issued three flood alerts near Birmingham

Storm Franklin continues to cause disruption across Birmingham.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the city, which is in place until 1pm today.

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In addition the Environment Agency has issued three flood alerts near Birmingham.

None of the flood warnings affect the city itself.

The nearest flood warnings are:

Bourne Brook (Tamworth)

River levels are high but steady at the Hints river gauge as a result of recent persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the Bourne Brook.

Locals are being asked to avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

A spokesperson added: “We expect river levels to begin falling this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation.”

Bourne Brook, Tamworth

River Arrow and River Alne in Alcester and Studley

With river levels rising at the Little Alne river guage due to persistent rainfall, flooding of roads and farmland is expected today (Monday, February 21).

Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Arrow between Studley and Salford Priors and the River Alne between Bird in Hand and Alcester on the River Alne including farmland and caravan parks.

The government added: “We expect river levels to begin falling later this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation.W

River Blythe in Warwickshire

River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Cheswick Green river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall,

Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected this morning. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Blythe between Cheswick Green and Blyth End.

An Environment Agency spokesperson added: “We expect river levels to remain high until later this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation.”

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