Pictures: Havering flash floods as clean-up gets under way

Flooding in Hornchurch after Barking "tornado"

Flooding in Douglas Road, Hornchurch, on Friday June 25th as "tornado" hits nearby Barking. - Credit: James Hollingsworth

Residents have shared their pictures with the Recorder of flooded homes, submerged cars and swamped gardens following flash floods on Friday night.

While homes, gardens and cars were damaged as a "tornado" hit Barking at about 7pm, residents in Romford, Hornchurch, Collier Row and other parts of Havering faced a a deluge of rain.

flooded property in Havering on Friday June 25

Mrs Hull's flooded property in Havering following flash floods on Friday June 25 as a "tornado" hit nearby Barking. - Credit: Mrs Hull

But while motorists battled through the conditions, homes and gardens faced the brunt of the damage with water breaching front door levels in some areas.

flooded house in Havering after June 25 flash flood.

Steve Mann clearing up after his garden and the ground floor of his home flooded on Friday June 25. - Credit: Steve Mann

Many residents like Steve Mann (pictured above) spent Friday night and this weekend clearing up. His garden and the ground floor of his home flooded during the torrential rain.

Cars partially submerged after Hornchurch flooding

Flooding in Douglas Road, Hornchurch, on Friday June 25th as "tornado" hits nearby Barking. - Credit: James Hollingsworth

Resident James Hollingsworth said: "We had a short power cut when the storm hit and the back garden was also flooded."

Garden flooded in Havering on Friday June 25

Graham Bell said his garden in Havering completely flooded as it often does during torrential rain. - Credit: Graham Bell

During the flash floods the A12 Colchester Road (RM3) between Gallows Corner and Whitelands Way was temporarily closed both ways and Greater Anglia Rail reported delays of up to 20 minutes on trains travelling through Chadwell Heath and Brentwood.

Car in Douglas Road, Hornchurch, following flash floods.

Flooding in Douglas Road, Hornchurch, on Friday June 25 as "tornado" hits nearby Barking. - Credit: James Hollingsworth


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Do you suffer persistent flooding in Havering? Email michael.adkins@archant.co.uk with your experiences.


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