September 25, 2021

The streets of London were flooded as soon as the storm hit

Buses and cars were stranded as roads across London were flooded on Sunday, with repeated hurricanes looming over the British capital.

Emergency services are battling “significant flooding across London”, Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted, adding that all public transport services were affected and people were being prevented from walking or driving in flood-hit areas. Suggest

Social media users posted videos of partially submerged vehicles in south-west London, and a band of strong winds is making its way into south-east England, with more heavy rains expected.

The Meteorological Department issued a general weather warning for London and surrounding counties until 7pm (1800 GMT) local time.

It warned of lightning and flooding with up to 10 cm (four inches) of rain forecast in some areas, which is almost double the monthly average of July.

The Flood of London
The Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning for Amber, saying there is a risk of lightning and flooding. Photo: AFP / Justin Talis

According to an AFP reporter, police blocked a road near Queen Steven Road Station in south-west London, where three London double-deckers were trapped under a railway bridge.

One driver, who gave his name as Eric, said passengers had to get off his bus after it started carrying water.

Other drivers in Walthamstow, northeast London, abandoned their vehicles due to rain.

Police said they were “currently dealing with several floods in the east,” warning that tunnels and divers had been submerged.

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