Thursday, September 16News For London

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Boris Johnson’s London home in danger, as floods cause havoc in Islington

Boris Johnson’s London home in danger, as floods cause havoc in Islington

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Residents in North London were evacuated this morning as high-end properties worth millions of pounds in Islington were under threat from a deluge of water. Boris Johnson was among those whose houses were submerged in the floods. The water was at a depth of six feet in the basements of properties on Charlton Place in Angel, Islington at 4am, and about 100 people were evacuated, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. Here's what Upper St and the surrounding areas looked like earlier today pic.twitter.com/c7h5yrAuIB — Thames Water (@thameswater) December 5, 2016 Home and shop owners took to social media, reeling from the effects of the damage, caused by the raging waters to their properties this morning. Twitter went viral with tweets addressed to Thames Water showing the magnitude of destruc
Islington flooding under control as northbound roads re-open

Islington flooding under control as northbound roads re-open

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London Fire Brigade is working to pump water out of basements and restore normalcy to the area Hundreds of London residents were displaced when a 36-inch water pipe in Islington burst today at 4am, causing severe floods. London Fire Brigade, who has been working with Thames Water for the past 12 hours, and has finally stopped the flow, causing northbound roads in the area to re-open. Islington, one of the wealthiest boroughs in London, was under six feet of water since morning. Residents were carried out by fire fighters and relocated to nearby pub,the Steam Passage Tavern. The property damage from the flooding is estimated to be over millions of pounds, as gallons of water filled basements, rooms, and destroyed gardens and fences. Among those owning property in Islington is the Foreig...
Flood victims relying on charities for immediate financial help

Flood victims relying on charities for immediate financial help

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Local authorities and central government are falling short on immediate financial support to assist those affected by the floods in Cumbria. The Cumbria Community Foundation has highlighted the need for an immediate injection of cash for flood victims, to purchase basic items such as clothing, food and fresh water. Cumbria is the UK's worst-affected county after Storm Desmond hit on Saturday. The Foundation has started it's own flood appeal to raise £1 million for those affected by the floods; it expects to hit the £300,000 mark by the end of the day. Speaking exclusively to Westminster World, Communications Officer for the Cumbria Community Foundation, Annalee Holliday, said she believes they are currently the only source of immediate financial help, and highlighted what the fund