Great Britain is not spared from the European weather chaos either. There is a state of emergency in London: streets are flooded and basements full, the underground is partially out of order.
London – Heavy rains and thunderstorms caused traffic chaos in London on Sunday. Several streets, subway stations and a tunnel were closed due to flooding, as reported by the BBC, among others.
A station of the Docklands Light Railway in Stratford was deeply under water, as can be seen on pictures of the station “Sky News”. A number of videos also show how buses and cars were slowed down by masses of water. In many areas of the city this led to major delays in traffic.
The fire brigade spoke of several hundred calls in the early evening about full basements or flooded streets. The authorities warned of further flooding in several regions in the south-east of England, and Mayor Sadiq Khan called on people not to drive or walk through the floods.
Two hospitals in east London said during the evening that their emergency rooms were affected by the storm. If possible, patients should switch to other clinics.
A 28-year-old cyclist told PA UK news agency that he was born and raised in London but had never seen anything like it in the city. dpa