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Hospitals hit by flooding in London as thunderstorms strike (video)
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Hospitals hit by flooding in London as thunderstorms strike (video)

Torrential rain has flooded parts of London and the South after thunderstorms struck. Areas including Hackney Wick, Newham and Barking were affected by the downpours, with videos showing cars driving through deep water and people walking nearly knee-deep at times. Another video showed Pudding Mill Lane DLR station in Stratford under water after heavy rainfall on Sunday. Two hospitals reported issues with their emergency departments due to the weather. Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone said it was experiencing "operational issues due to the heavy rainfall", while Newham Hospital said its A&E department had flooded in some areas. A spokesperson for Barts Health NHS Trust said on Sunday evening: "We are experiencing operational issues at Whipps Cross Hospital and Newham Hospital du...