Flooded hospitals, submerged vehicles: Latest on London floods
- All public transport services in London were affected due to flooding
- People took to social media to share photos and videos of partially submerged vehicles in southwest London
- The Meteorological Office warned of more thunder showers in the coming days
Several areas in London experienced significant flooding as thunderstorms battered the British capital over the weekend. All public transport services were affected due to the flooding and local authorities advised people to avoid walking or driving through flooded areas. Meanwhile, people took to social media to share photos and videos of partially submerged vehicles in southwest London.
Here's the latest on the London floods -
1. The Meteorological Office warned of more thunder showers in the coming days and imposed a yellow thunderstorm warning for the southeast of England. Weather experts warned there was a risk of lightning strikes and flooding, with up to 10 centimetres of rain forecast to fall in some areas.
2. The emergency departments of two hospitals in east London were hit by flooding on Sunday. While Whipps Cross is evacuating 100 inpatients, the Newham hospital has asked the patients to steer clear of their emergency departments after being hit by heavy flooding.
"Due to tonight's heavy rainfall, both @NewhamHospital and @WhippsCrossHosp are experiencing operational issues and are advising people to attend another hospital if they can," Newham Coucil wrote.
3. A road near Queenstown Road station in southwest London was closed by local authorities after three double-decker London buses were stuck under a railway bridge. The passengers had to get off after the vehicle started taking on water.
4. The London Fire Brigade said it has received over 1000 calls regarding the flooding in the capital.
"London Fire Brigade’s 999 Control Officers took more than 1,000 calls to flooding incidents across London following yesterday’s heavy rain. As firefighters continue to work with partners to keep Londoners safe, it’s important to make sure you know what to do if you experience flooding," a spokesperson said.