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Flood warning after heavy rain hits London and south east

Torrential downpours and flooding have swamped parts of London and the South East in the early hours of EU referendum day, with the London Fire Brigade inundated with a day's calls in just 90 minutes.

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Polling stations relocated after heavy flooding

Flooding outside the Grange Primary School in Newham, east London. Credit: PA

Some polling stations have been forced to close and many others are flooded after heavy rain hit the capital.

Kingston upon Thames Council in south west London has been forced to move two polling stations, Devon Way in Chessington and Shiraz Mirza in New Malden, after they became swamped with water.

Several others remain difficult to access because of the ongoing wet weather.

A Kingston Council spokesperson said: “Heavy rainfall over night has resulted in the closure of two polling stations. We had plans in place to minimise the disruption and alternative polling stations have opened nearby."

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