It was reported that two London hospitals have asked patients to stay away after their emergency departments were hit by flooding on Sunday. East London’s Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals urged patients to use other A&Es for urgent care, and ambulances are being redirected.
Torrential rain has caused severe flooding in homes, roads and stations. London Fire Brigade said it had taken about 300 flooding-related cells in the space of a few hours. Vehicles became stranded, and officials warned people not to travel in the hazardous conditions.
Many of the capital’s roads closed due to the flooding, including the Blackwall Tunnel. the A12 and parts of the North Circular. Stepney Green station remains closed although eight other Tube and London Oversround stations have reopened.
“My son went to buy some food from the local shop – by the time he came back the whole street and the pavement were already flooded and the water was coming into our front door says Ms Peeva, 46,
There are mops left on the floor, security guards are guiding people away the hospital says it will still treat the most urgent admissions but is advising people to use other hospitals until it fixes the rainwater damage. Other parts of the hospital, such as the maternity unit, remain unaffected.