Bremain Bounce Fades As "Biblical" Flooding Disrupts Vote
People heading to polling stations to vote in the EU referendum have had to wade through deep waters, as torrential rain fell on parts of London and the south-east, flooding homes and causing severe travel delays.
London fire brigade said it had dealt with a day’s worth of calls in just 90 minutes, including buildings struck by lightning and flooded shops and houses.
“Between around 1.30am and 3am our control officers took over 300 calls – around as many as they would receive in an average day,” a spokesman said.
The Environment Agency issued four flood warnings covering rivers in Bromley, Sidcup and Basildon, and 22 flood alerts across the south-east, with the showers expected to ease off mid-morning and intensify again during the afternoon.