Thunderstorms cause flash flooding in London, submerging roads and some train stations

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By Maija Ehlinger and Susannah Cullinane, CNN

Severe thunderstorms caused flash flooding crossed London connected Sunday afternoon, sparking large transport delays.

London Metropolitan Police said the flooding had caused “severe disruption” connected the North Circular Road, 1 of the large roads surrounding cardinal London.

Several London Underground bid stations were heavy flooded, disrupting services.

The “significant flooding” affected services crossed the transport network,” a Transport for London (TfL) spokesperson said successful a connection emailed to CNN.

Multiple stations connected the obstruction web known arsenic the Tube were closed, according to the TfL website.

“With aggregate autobus routes connected diversion and immoderate Tube and obstruction services affected and stations closed, we powerfully counsel that customers cheque for the latest accusation earlier they question to guarantee they person a harmless and creaseless journey,” the TfL spokesperson said.

Two London-area hospitals, Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital, were affected by the rains.

A spokesperson for Barts Health NHS Trust told CNN successful a connection that some hospitals are experiencing operational issues owed to the dense rainfall.

“We are moving intimately with our section partners to resoluteness the issues and support diligent attraction and — portion services stay disposable for radical successful an exigency — patients are asked to be alternate hospitals wherever they can, to assistance america enactment solutions successful spot arsenic rapidly arsenic possible,” the spokesperson said.

In the Worcester Park area, societal media video emerged of cars stuck successful the floodwaters and rescue boats moving successful the area.

The London Fire Brigade said successful a tweet that it had received hundreds of calls reporting flooding crossed London.

“We person present taken much than 600 calls to flooding incidents, including flooding to roads & properties, reports of ceilings collapsing & vehicles stuck successful water. Crews utilized specializer h2o rescue instrumentality to rescue 5 radical from a car stuck successful flood h2o successful #WorcesterPark,” the brigade said.

CNN meteorologist Gene Norman said that the storms that erupted implicit London and confederate England connected Sunday came connected the heels of grounds vigor connected Friday.

“That precise lukewarm aerial collided with an country of debased unit adjacent bluish France. This resulted the slow-moving storms the produced the deluges and prompted the UK Met Service to contented an Amber alert for storms with 75 to 100 mm (3 to 4 inches) of rainfall expected,” helium said. “A half-dozen flood warnings stay successful effect as runoff causes rivers to rise. The heaviest of the rainfall should determination retired by Monday morning.”

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