August 13, 2022


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Heavy rains cause flooding in London (photos and videos)

Rescue services are facing “severe flooding” across the British capital.

D.The streets of London were flooded late Sunday with torrential rains in the south-east of England, disrupting traffic there.

Rescue services across the British capital are facing “severe flooding”, Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted in the evening. Buses, subways and trains have been affected, he said, urging Londoners to check their route and avoid flooding areas by cattle or car.

In the south of the British capital, the police blocked the traffic on a roadway near the Queenstown Road Center, the roadway was flooded, especially under the railway bridges, a AFP journalist noted.

The AFP reported that several red double-decker buses in the middle of the street were flooded, with one of the drivers reaching the ground of his vehicle. “It’s wet everywhere! , Reported the person who introduced himself only by his first name Eric.

London firefighters said on Twitter that there had been about 300 calls for flooding in the southwest of the capital.

The British Meteorological Agency’s Met Office has issued an orange warning for thunderstorms in and around London until 7:00 pm local (GMT) until 7:00 pm, but thundershowers and rain will continue until Monday in the south of the country. That is expected. 100 mm of rain is expected in some parts of the state on Sunday evening.

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