Floods in London: A stunning map depicts how much of the metropolis might be submerged by 2030.
According to a disturbing image, parts of London and the surrounding area might be drowned in water in less than a decade, destroying houses, landmarks, and roadways.
Flash floods have devastated London, with areas of the city receiving more than a month’s worth of rain in only 24 hours. Dramatic footage shared on social media shows streets inundated in water and cars straining to drive amid the torrential rains.
The Metropolitan Police announced on Monday that districts across the capital had been evacuated owing to “flooded houses” and “collapsed ceilings.” People were told not to leave their houses unless absolutely necessary, thus roads were closed and train services were canceled.
Due to climate change and rising sea levels, the United Nations Environment Programme predicted in 2019 that major floods and extreme weather patterns will become more common.
According to a sobering Climate Central report, vast swaths of London and the home counties surrounding the Thames will be flooded by 2030.
According to an interactive graphic, a swollen river Thames will engulf a large chunk of the city from Essex to west London, burying many of the city’s most famous landmarks and regions.
The following are the places that will be most impacted:
East London is a district in London, England.
Dagenham, Barking, Ilford, Abbey Wood, Thamesmead, Rainham, East Ham, Plaistow, Forest Gate, Canning Town, Stratford, Hackey, Tottenham, Lee Valley, Poplar, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Lime House, The Isle of Dogs
If the forecast comes true, major highways such as the A406 and the A13 would be flooded, putting thousands of homes in the vicinity at jeopardy.
Stratford Westfield, the London Olympic Stadium, Reach Power Station, and London City Airport are all in jeopardy.
Deptford, Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Walworth, Vauxhall Lambeth, Battersea, Wandsworth are all high-risk areas.
The red zone on the map extends as far as Peckham, implying that a large portion of the south will be drowned.
The Imperial War Museum and London Southbank University are likely to be flooded, and the Oval Cricket Ground is likely to be demolished.
West London is a district of London.
Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, Shephard’s Bush, Chiswick, Grove Park, Mortlake, Kew, Brentford, Isleworth, Richmond, Twickenham are all high-risk areas.
The zoo at Battersea Park, Charing Cross Hospital, and Chelsea Football Club are all under jeopardy.
Essex and Kent are two counties of England.
Dartford, Purfleet, Grays, Tilbury, Gravesend, Canvey Island, Leigh-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea, Shoeburyness, Wickford, Burnham-on-Crouch, Deal, Rochester are all in danger zones.
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