England: West Midlands region floods amid heavy rain, high winds
Saturday, June 17, 2023
A row of flats flooded in BBC water entered through "people's windows, doors, through the brickwork". Resident Chris Hopkins explained his family returned home "in August" after flooding and another said tenants "can't live in this situation [of persistent flooding]". The city's Penn Road also flooded, with one observer stating to the Express & Star: "I've never seen Penn Road like this, it's like a river".; a resident told the
Two of the's three northbound lanes between junctions J2 / and J3 flooded, producing a mile-long traffic jam; earlier, a tree had briefly obstructed J2. Also in Oldbury, Wolverhampton Road flooded.
Another tree shut down's Wolverhampton Road East.
Railway lines between tweeted.and ran "at reduced speed" after flooding on the route,
By yesterday, the Met Office had issued a "yellow" thunderstorm warning for Sunday in most of England and all of. It said "sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and possible road closures" and "[f]looding of homes and businesses could happen quickly".
- "Yellow warning" — , June 17, 2023
- "Fresh warning of storms and flooding" — , June 16, 2023
- Rebecca Wood. "Action urged in Wolverhampton as flooding once more blights flats" — , June 13, 2023
- Adam Smith. "Fallen trees and flooding causing travel chaos across the Black Country" — , June 13, 2023
- West Midlands Railway. "Problems reported" — , June 12, 2023
- "Trees fall and roads flood as storm sweeps West Midlands" — , June 12, 2023