Rain causes flooding chaos in Leicestershire
Rain has caused severe flooding throughout the county today, with the rising water entering homes in some areas.
At least 14 homes in the Market Harborough area have flooded, with other properties in Loughborough, Braunstone and Kirby Muxloe under threat as the rain continued into the afternoon.
A couple had to be rescued from their car at Stockerston, near Uppingham, while many roads liable to flooding became impassable.Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service put out an appeal for people to only call 999 where people were genuinely at risk or where there was a fire or chemical hazard.
Anyone who finds a road that is flooded with no warning signs should telephone Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0001 to pass on details.
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