Flood alerts following heavy rain


Flood alerts have been put in place following heavy rain in parts of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

The Environment Agency has warned of potential problems with flooding at the River Leen and Ventnor Rise in the Basford area of Nottingham.

Parts of the River Erewash in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are on flood watch from Kirkby-in-Ashfield to the River Trent in Attenborough.

Flash flooding has also been reported in Lambley, near Nottingham.

Carol Gray, who lives on Ventnor Rise, said: "You can hear the water rushing underneath (the house) into the cellar.

"It seems to be going through the little grates at the back and pouring out the front, so it can't be very far away from the floor boards."

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