London Flooded After Torrential Rains Wreak Havoc, Drenches Homes, Subway

WORLD Team Latestly|

People in London were cleaning up on July 26, after torrential rain left homes, roads and several subway stations flooded, the second unseasonal inundation in as many weeks. Met office weather agency said 41.6 centimeters (16 inches) of rain fell in central London on July 25 afternoon. July 26 was drier, but the Environment Agency said four flood warnings remained in place for southeast England. Two London hospitals even asked patients not to come to the emergency department because of disruption from the severe floods.

Transport for London said eight stations were closed due to flooding, including Pudding Mill Lane, an above-ground station where video footage showed water surging through a concourse and up stairs. Residents used buckets, brooms and even wooden boards to create makeshift flood defenses for their homes as storm drains were overloaded in parts of the city. The rain followed a spell of hot, sunny weather that sent Britons to lakes and the sea in search of relief. Watch the video to know more.

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