Supermarket Floods as Heavy Rain Hits London

Heavy rains caused widespread flooding across London on Sunday, July 25, according to weather officials.

Footage shared by Twitter user @sandy_downs shows the flooded entrance to a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Whitechapel and staff inside can be seen trying to clear the floodwater.

As of Sunday afternoon, the Met Office had issued an amber weather warning for London and surrounding areas. Authorities said “torrential showers” would continue impacting southeast England at least until the evening.

The London Fire Brigade said it had received “more than 600 calls to flooding incidents,” by Sunday evening and said it had to use specialized gear to rescue people from a car. Credit: @sandy_downs via Storyful

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