Thunder, lightening and heavy down pours hit the streets of Havering and Dagenham last night as a mini tornado struck in Barking.
Houses, gardens and roads were all under inches of rain, following a huge down pour across the two boroughs. In Hulse Avenue and neighbouring roads, a mini tornado struck with heavy winds knocking down walls, sending green bins flying across roads and front gardens literally destroyed.
Residents took to the streets in total shock to see the aftermath of a tornado with debris and collapsed walls across roads and gardens.
Shocking footage shows the eye of the storm across the streets of Barking as heavy winds battered the neighbourhoods.
Fire fighters were called throughout the evening and night from Havering to Barking and Dagenham to pump water logged roads and help remove collapsed trees and walls.
Havering’s Leader of the Council, Councillor Damian White said: “I have spoken with Havering Council officers who are pulling together to support residents during the downpour.If anyone needs assistance, please contact the council’s emergency out of hours number: 01708 433999.”
Collier Row saw heavy flooding, the River Rom in Roneo Corner burst its banks, Barnstaple Road and Taunton Road in Harold Hill experienced severe floods.
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