London residents warned about possible floods

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

People living in the capital should prepare themselves for severe thunderstorms and torrential rain this week, according to the Met Office.

Home insurance customers have been warned that there could be problems with flooding, as the capital has gone on yellow alert.

On top of this, the London Fire Brigade has stated that it is on standby in case of problems.

Jim Knighton, assistant commissioner for operational procedures, said: "We’re ready and waiting to help people who might be hit by flooding. Keeping people safe is our top priority but flooding can also devastate people’s properties and possessions so wherever possible we use sandbags to keep water out of people’s homes."

Recently, businesses and properties in Bournemouth and Poole were hit by flash floods in the area

Bournemouth Borough Council reported that it received over 1,000 calls regarding water damage and over 120 locations in the town had been affected.

Posted by Claire Carter

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