Environment Agency warn more flood warnings may be put in place as further rainfall expected across Nottinghamshire
Further rainfall this week could cause new flood warnings and alerts to be issued.
The Environment Agency in the East Midlands is urging people across the region to check their flood risk as more wet weather is forecast.
Its teams are working 24/7 in response to the impacts of Storm Babet, which brought high winds and heavy rainfall to the area last week.
Three flood warnings and nine alerts currently remain in Nottinghamshire, with five warnings and 11 alerts in place across the whole region.
A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “All incidents of flooding are devastating and causes great distress to all those involved.
“Our teams are working 24/7 across the region to keep people and their properties safe.
“We are urging people to keep checking their flood risk and not to drive through flood water which can move vehicles in levels of only 30cm.”
While the heavy rain passed on Saturday morning, river levels are likely to remain elevated for much of the week as a result of further rainfall and slow discharge of water on the smaller watercourses, due to high levels on the River Trent.
River flows have peaked on the River Trent at Colwick, Nottingham, but levels remain high as water makes its way downstream.
While it is expected that the forecast rainfall will have little impact on the existing River Trent levels, smaller watercourses are expected to react and new flood warnings may be required across Nottinghamshire as the week progresses.
The agency expects this event will continue for the remainder of the week with the potential for spring tides and forecast rainfall to cause further disruption.
Due to the unprecedented nature of the flooding, some isolated communities could be cut off due to standing water.
Today the Environment Agency is working alongside its partners in a multi-agency response downstream of Newark, where the community of Holme is impacted.
Residents can keep up to date with the latest flood warnings on the Environment Agency website.