Environment Agency

Sykes Pumps called into action following thunderstorms across southern England

Flash floods have caused chaos across Greater London, Kent and Essex on EU referendum day following heavy and prolonged rainfall overnight. The effects of the water have left at least two polling stations closed, while cars and properties have also become submerged after freak June weather struck in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The London Fire Brigade have already rescued more than 500 people, and that number is expected to rise further with local forecasters predicting more thundery downpours over the coming days.

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