In the early morning hours of Monday, a water burst caused flooding in Charlton Place and surrounding streets. Firefighters from Islington, Dowgate and several other stations across London are at the scenery evacuating residents and leading the water into nearby canals.
At about 5:30 am homeowners were woken up by the masses running down their street and several had to leave their home. Trevor Turner, who lives close to the flooded area, told the BBC: “I woke up at 05:30 with essentially a river flowing down Charlton Place”.
He was not the only one who woke up to a surprise this morning. Mary, another resident, reported to the BBC: “I thought it was torrential rain so I put my head out the window and saw it was a torrential flood instead and then several policemen who were knocking on doors on the other side and said to evacuate.”
The floods caused some severe damages to home and properties owned by residents. The flow of water has been stopped by now and a spokesperson for Thames Water said that they are now “planning how best to repair it with as little disruption as possible.”
The usually busy roads are to be avoided by motorists and nine bus routes had to be diverted.
More updates to follow…