Dramatic drone footage shows flooding over A6 in Leicestershire


This dramatic drone footage shows the aftermath of the torrential rain which hit the county yesterday.

The video, taken by James Dawkins of Leicestershire from the Sky, was taken over the A6 near Loughborough.

The footage shows fields completely submerged in water, while some roads were left impassable by flooding.

Homes were flooded, roads were closed and trains were cancelled yesterday due to the rain and watercourses breaking their banks.

Many streets were turned into rivers, and the village of Hugglescote, near Coalville, saw raw sewage run down the street.

Torrential rain caused flooding chaos yesterday

Leicestershire County Council reported that, by 5pm, they had been called out to 88 reports of flooding.

Fire crews had to use boats and inflatable sleds to evacuate around 40 residents from around 20 homes in Station Road, Stoney Stanton.

A rest centre was set up by the Red Cross in the village hall and manned by volunteers.

Roads and fields were flooded in yesterday’s torrential rain

People living in Sileby,  near Loughborough, were unable to get out of their homes to get to work as Sileby Brook, a tributary of the River Soar, overflowed into adjoining streets.

Naomi Jordan, 21, one-year-old baby son, Louie, and partner Jordan, 23, were trapped for a time in their second floor flat in Brook Street.

Her construction worker partner has been unable to get out of their home to get to work and the couple were concerned about how they would get milk for their baby.

Naomi said: “It’s crazy, it is awful, absolutely awful and we are pretty much stuck in the flat. The water started to rise last night.

“There’s a little bridge over the brook, but that has been completely submerged.

“My partner hasn’t been able to get out to go to work. All the roads we would use to get out are under water, everywhere is flooded.

“It’s just like looking at a canal and the flood sirens have been going off.”



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