In London, many streets are flooded due to torrential rains that have hit the city and other areas of south-east England since Sunday, causing great inconvenience to the movement of vehicles and people. Several subway stations and some busy connecting routes have been temporarily closed, such as the Blackwall Tunnel, which passes under the Thames. Currently Whipps Cross Hospital – in east London – is without electricity and is evacuating around 100 patients, while the nearby Newham Hospital, which has some wards flooded, has asked Londoners to turn to other facilities. in case of emergency.
The fire brigade of the city, quoted by BBC, said they had received more than a thousand flood-related calls and rescued several people trapped in their cars or basements. Local authorities have issued a weather alert for several parts of south-east England.