Homes are flooded in Braunstone Town, Leicester, after more downpours
Homes and gardens were flooded after a torrential downpour yesterday.
The heavens opened at around 2pm causing the Lubbesthorpe Brook in Braunstone Town to break its banks.
Andrea Salt's home in Lubbesthorpe Road, was flooded as water came pouring down her drive, into her garden and came through the doors into her living room, soaking the carpets.
Andrea, 40, who lives with her partner and two children, said: "The water flooded about seven people's drives and gardens along here and there are some elderly people here.
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"Mine was the worst hit. I've lived here five years and we had some flooding our first summer.
"Now we're going to be replacing the floors and carpets again."
Two years ago, the Environment Agency announced a £560,000 project to improve drainage around Lubbesthorpe Brook but that work still has not started.
An agency spokeswoman said: "We are working on the design of the scheme and anticipate that this will be completed by September 2012, with a view to starting construction in May next year.
"Our staff are on site and will monitor the area until the scheme is delivered.
"We are working hard to ensure the channel is kept clear of obstructions to ensure maximum flow conveyance during times of heavy rainfall."
Lamborne Road, Knighton, was also among the streets badly flooded in yesterday's rainstorm.
Resident Inderjit Singh, 33, said: "The rain came down solidly for about an hour, as heavily as I've ever seen it.
"The water came off the nearby allotments and we've got a major flood with a lake of brown water that was washing into my house when the buses went through it."
This picture was also taken in Leicester yesterday and tweeted by @cycle_couriers, who said: Look what we have come across in #knighton. Never known it to flood here before
At Swithland Reservoir, a group of 15 swans had to be rescued by firefighters after being washed into an overflow lake and getting trapped by the strong current caused by the flood water.
Leicester Mercury weatherman Dave Mutton said things should improve at the weekend.
He said: "It does look now like the jet stream, which has been responsible for the bad weather, is moving back towards its normal position for this time of year.
"It won't be wall-to-wall sunshine but I expect it to be drier with warmer night-time temperatures into next week."
He said: "We've now had more than twice the average July rainfall and we're not far off the 2007 record of about six inches."
The Met Office is predicting a sunny Saturday with highs of at least 20C (68F) and about 22C (72F) on Sunday.
But before that, there are more showers expected today and tomorrow.
A five-day weather forecast is available here.