After the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning, Thunderstorms have triggered flash floods in Kent with streets submerged and railway tracks under water sparking chaos in Tunbridge Wells
Water levels have risen stopping trains and cars. Public transports were brought to a halt as the water rose to the levels of train tracks and roads. Commuters should leave extra time for their journey, National Rail said. Motorists were warned that the extreme weather conditions could lead to spray on the road, with sudden flooding potentially leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
The Met Office had previously warned the deep floodwater could cause "a danger to life". „Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life,” they explained. The Met Office was also warning of power cuts. They say there's also a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes or hail.Video posted online showed fast-moving water gushing through streets in the town after around 20 minutes of rainfall between 4pm and 5pm on Thursday. In a tweet, Southeastern said: "Because of localised flooding in #TunbridgeWells Trains on the Hastings line of route are being disrupted. Some services may have amended calling points or be terminated early. Please check your journey."