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‘Torrential downpours’ cause severe flooding in London and police warn cars are not ‘submarines’

by LLB staff reporter
26th Jul 21 9:34 am

London was hit with “torrential downpours, thunder and lightning” on Sunday which flooded tube stations, roads and people homes.

Covid testing centres were forced to close as flash floods hit London and South England leaving families stranded and some trapped in their vehicles in four feet of water.

Walthamstow reported waist high water inside peoples homes – and on the A406 dramatic footage showed cars stranded.

Kingston Police warned motorists to “drive carefully” and reminded drivers that they are “not driving a submarine.”

They wrote in a tweet, “Do not enter what could possibly be deep water.

“Watch your speed and distance as stopping distances will be greater.”

Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates predicted on Sunday that parts of the south between south Suffolk and the Isle of Wight could be deluged by 100mm of rain on Sunday evening.

He said, “There’s torrential thunderstorms around yet again.

“Torrential downpours, thunder and lightning and potentially some hailstones are settling in the south.”

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