A look back at floods which have devastated east London since 2016
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East London has experienced serious flooding over the past five years, with families forced to flee their homes after rain water swept through the area.
Here is a look back at some of the area's most treacherous floods.
In Redbridge, rainfall on July 25 saw serious flooding at Charlie Brown’s roundabout, the central line at South Woodford and Whipps Cross Hospital.
The 999 control room of the London Fire Brigade took more than 1,000 calls to flooding incidents across London as heavy downpours wrought havoc across the city.
Stratford was also badly impacted, with Pudding Mill Lane DLR station near the Olympic Park seeing floodwater surge through the ticket barriers.
In June areas of east London were destroyed following severe flooding in Havering and Dagenham - including a "tornado" in Barking.
The Romford Recorder documented how residents' insurance premiums are set to skyrocket following the devastation.
In August last year, Rainham homes were flooded to knee-level with sewage after heavy rainfall.
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London Fire Brigade received 93 calls in two and half hours to flood-related emergencies in Rainham and South Hornchurch.
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In Newham, roads were left gridlocked after heavy rain flooded parts of the A13 and areas of Canning Town, including Tyas Road, Exning Road and Tabernacle Avenue.