Heavy rains caused flooding in different parts of London. There are flooded roads, submerged subway stations, a hospital has been evacuated and two others have advised patients not to go to their facilities.
About 100 patients are evacuated from Whips Cross Hospital after heavy damage caused by torrential rain. All surgeries and appointments have also been cancelled. “We have canceled all surgeries and scheduled appointments for the day and are diverting ambulances as we are working hard to clean up the affected areas in the hospital,” the hospital management said.
London firefighters have received more than 1,000 calls for help, The Independent writes.
At least eight subway stations have been closed due to the flooding and hospitals in the Newham area have asked people to choose other medical facilities to go to.
Social media users have circulated stunning images of rapidly rising waters, with cars being left on roads, people stranded in shops or unable to get out of their cars.
Cars and buses pass through the deep waters as heavy rain floods London pic.twitter.com/6P6CwkYCmR
– The Sun (TheSun) 26 July 2021
Severe thunderstorms over central London for most of this afternoon caused major flash floods in parts of the capital.
– James Cosgrove (@MrJamesCosgrove) 25 July 2021
– Sophie Thomasus (@sophdaws183) 25 July 2021
– Howardrjohnson 25 July 2021
Thank you to our control officers who received over 1,000 flood calls in the early hours of this morning, as well as the crews who rescued people from cars, helped people from their homes and protect property from flood waters. https://t.co/cyj5xkCE7C pic.twitter.com/NiWwwfDM4U
London Fire Brigade 26 July 2021
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