England: Parts of Birmingham area flood; music festival evacuates
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Parts of the Birmingham, England area flooded on Saturday amid heavy downpours, following a yellow weather warning for its . 's Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival evacuated, and organisers described the weather as "biblical".
"Thank you to everyone for your patience and cooperation, we're relieved that everyone made it out safely. We're very grateful to all our staff for managing a safe evacuation", they stated.
rescheduled a job fair, Big Boost for , where they had expected to see 1,000 yesterday, after its host, at 's stadium, flooded.
Localpage imjustbrum posted a Reel showing flooding on streets in and elsewhere in the city, as well as water coming through the roof of a and two locations in shopping centres. The caption states: "Birmingham really does have more canals than !"
citizens said floodwaters entered homes, but resident Bradshaw told the "treacherous conditions" had not "dampened (pardon the pun)" "the plague of speeding down Spring Lane".
Major roads inand flooded, along with Alum Rock Road and Highgate Road. In addition, from the onto the shut down after flooding, reported.
The Met Office forecast for Sunday rain from 15:00–19:00, restarting at 20:00: "A fine start with some sunny spells, though hazy at times. Scattered showers will break out in the afternoon, potentially turning heavy and thundery at times. Not feeling quite as muggy, although still warm in sunny spells. Maximum temperature 24C [75°F]."
The Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival again evacuated on Sunday, tweeting: "This is a safety announcement[.] We have been tracking a storm and with lightning strikes nearby it's not safe to stay in the park, even under . You must evacuate now using the nearest exit. We suggest seeking shelter in the cafes and pubs of Moseley Village until the storm passes. Once it's safe you're welcome to come and go as you please for the rest of the day. Please check our socials for updates. Stay safe, MJFS."
- Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival. "EVAC ANNOUNCEMENT 👇" — , July 9, 2023
- "Torrential rain cancels a festival and brings flash flooding" — , July 9, 2023
- imjustbrum. "Birmingham really does have more canals than Venice!" — , July 9, 2023
- Naomi DeSouza. "'Biblical' scenes as flash floods hit Birmingham - with hours of rain on the way" — , July 9, 2023
- Katy Hallam. "Flash flooding hits Brum roads and businesses - when will the rain end?" — , July 8, 2023