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Flooding – Wembley

26/07/2023 22:30

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to flooding on Tokyngton Avenue in Wembley.

Flood water affected the rear gardens of multiple houses up to a depth of around one metre. There were no reports of any injuries.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “It might be hot and dry one day, but the risk of heavy rain and flooding is round the corner. Recent storms have shown how quickly a flash flood can inundate a street.

“Our firefighters know what they need to do in a flood, but it’s important Londoners know as well. We’d encourage you to follow our flooding advice.”

If your property is flooding, you should:

  • Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. Follow the advice of the operator and if you are told to evacuate, do so
  • If you don’t evacuate when you are told you may be putting yourself and those people attempting to rescue you in greater danger
  • If you do evacuate, make sure you bring your grab bag with you. This should contain the essential items you’d need if you left your home
  • Turn off your gas supply, water and electricity supply, if it is possible and safe to do so

The Brigade was called at 2230 and the incident was over for firefighters by 0706. Fire crews from Wembley, Willesden, North Kensington and Southall fire stations attended the scene.  

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