Flooding in southern Sweden

Intense overnight rainfall has led to flooding in the Östergötland region in south eastern Sweden.

The areas around Gränna, Vadstena, Huskvarna and Tranås are reported to have been hardest hit, with 10 centimetres of rain falling in the last 24 hours.

As the rain continued early on Monday morning, emergency workers attempted to pump water out of the increasing number of cellars that have become flooded.

“All our pumps are in use and we don’t have any more resources to add to the effort,” said Kenneth Andersson, a fireman in Motala.

Many minor roads in the area have also had to be closed as a result of the extreme weather conditions.