Flood alert in South London

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The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert across south east London, as already high groundwater levels have “increased rapidly” following recent rainfall.

The agency has warned that it expects some properties with deep basements to start flooding imminently, and a general flood alert is in force across Greenwich and Woolwich, Bexley, Sidcup, Lewisham, Bromley and Orpington.

The alert states that flooding is possible and warns residents to be prepared over the next few days.