The Met Office has announced amber and yellow weather warnings for heavy rain in Nottingham until 4pm on October 24th.

Four flood warnings are currently in place across Nottingham, including Attenborough Nature Reserve and the Park and Ride sites at Queens Drive.

This is after Storm Babet hit the United Kingdom over the weekend, causing extreme flooding across Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.

Danger-to-life flood warnings were issued across the county as Retford and Hucknall were severely affected by the storm. Nottinghamshire County Council declared it a major incident and so far 200 properties have been evacuated in Retford alone.

The Environment Secretary Therese Coffey visited Retford on the 23rd October, amid the flooding. Ms Coffey said it was “important to come and see people whose lives have been disrupted”.

“It may take several months for people to move back into their homes after flooding”

Therese Coffey, Environment Secretary

Field flooded by the River Trent

Residents in Retford have been speaking out about their panic as 500 properties have been urged to evacuate by Nottingham County Council and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, due to the sudden flooding.

“The street is an absolute flood zone – it’s like a lake. It’s 6ft deep in our back garden.”

Jodi Savastio, who lives in Meden Way, Thrumpton

 

Ms Coffey said that the government has established an insurance scheme called “Flood Re”, that makes sure everybody in the country can get their home protected, regardless of what flooding has happened there.

There is an hour by hour weather forecast for Nottingham, to help you avoid the storm throughout the day.

Hour by hour Weather for Nottingham – BBC