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Relief for Nottinghamshire's flooded residents

Cars in flood water near Mansfield Road
People were left stranded after water levels rose quickly after the rain on Tuesday night

Residents in Nottinghamshire escaped further water damage to their homes after bracing themselves for heavy rain over the weekend.

About 100 homes were hit by flooding in Southwell when 3in (7cm) of rain fell in two hours on Tuesday evening.

More than 2,000 sandbags were distributed across the county in preparation for Saturday night's rain.

Emergency planners said there had been "isolated" flooding but nothing like earlier in the week.

Amber alert

After Tuesday night's heavy rainfall, emergency services in Nottinghamshire said they had been inundated with calls.

On Mansfield Road in Nottingham some cars were left stranded and in Sherwood one woman was trapped in her vehicle after it became stuck in a manhole.

Flood water also affected the corridors at Nottingham City Hospital, prompting a call for visitors to stay away for the night.

Further rain is expected with a Met Office amber alert in place for the East Midlands.

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