Torrential rain causes flooding

Torrential downpours caused chaos on the roads in Essex today. The area suffered sever flooding and the fire brigade were inundated with calls from the public.

Bank holiday weekend flooding in Essex

Seafront at Southend flooded after heavy rain Credit: Andy Dickenson

Torrential rain has caused chaos across south Essex. Roads and shops were flooded and motorists suffered long delays after the London bound A127 was closed. The Fire Brigade took numerous calls from members of the public affected by the flooding.