The United Kingdom has been hit by severe overnight rain which has led to flash flooding of homes in the south of the country.
Homes in Surrey have been flooded as both our counties are hit by torrential rail. Five Flood Alerts are in place and the Met Office has issued an Amber Weather Warning – that is the second most serious.
Overnight we saw heavy downpours and spectacular thunderstorms. Around 20 homes on Walton Terrace in Woking were flooded. Fire crews helped residents move property to higher ground and make their homes safe. Nobody has been hurt.
There are also reports of flooding in Gomshall, Godalming, Guildford and Chertsey. Rail services around Guildford, Aldershot and Woking are suffering, with South West Trains warning of disrupted journeys on Friday morning. South West Trains says there is a reduced service at Woking due to ‘flooding damaging a large amount of railway infrastructure’.
The weather warning, which is in place until 11am before being downgraded to a Yellow Weather Warning, warns 100 mm of rain could fall in around four hours. As a result, we have five Flood Alerts across our two counties. They are for the River Mole, Ilfield Brook, Cranleigh Waters, the River Blackwater and Chertsey Bourne.[related-content]