A WEATHER warning has been issued for tonight and Sunday August 10 over possible flash floods.

Severn Trent are assuring residents that they are prepared to deal with associated problems and are advising residents to report any overflows of sewage to them as a priority.

Where overflow is only rainwater flooding should subside quickly but if you suspect there is a sewage overflow in your area call Severn Trent on 0800 783 4444. 

James Jesic, waste water manager for Severn Trent said: “We’re aware that bad weather is coming and we’re working hard to get ready for it.  We’ve already got plenty of staff on the phones in our call centre and lots of teams available out and about across the region to deal with flooding and any other issues the bad weather may bring.”

James added: “We’d like to reassure our customers that we are working hard to prepare for and deal with the bad weather and we’ll do everything that we can do to deal with flooding issues as quickly as possible.”

“If you’re concerned about flooding from drains and gullies in the road, you should call the local council as they are responsible for road drainage, but again, we generally find that the flooding will go away when it stops raining.”