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North London Jewish school damaged by floods as brown water destroys classrooms and hallways

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A North London Jewish school is the latest place to suffer from flash floods that hit parts of the capital on Monday evening (July 12).

Yeshiva Gedolah Lubavitch London, known as The Yeshiva, was hit with uncontrollable amounts of brown water after it flooded classrooms and hallways.

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A video posted on social media shows panicked members of Yeshiva staff attempting to save books as several piles can be seen stacked high on desks.

One person can be heard shouting: “Let’s take them (the books) to the library!”

Tables and chairs inside the classrooms are still standing although a bin can be seen on its side floating nearby.

The Yeshiva is a Jewish institute in the London borough of Brent for male students aged between 16 and 23.

Students live on the main campus alongside a synagogue, lecture and study halls, a library, as well as catering facilities.

It is unclear how badly damaged the school’s main campus has been affected by the flooding.

Monday evening saw some parts of London receive over a month’s worth of rain, while some Londoners had no other option but to evacuate immediately from their property.

Londoners were seen this morning clearing water and sewage from the flooded area

Train services were cancelled and dramatic pictures emerged of cars under water.

Queen guitarist Brian May was one of many Londoners whose Kensington home was flooded.

In a video posted on social media, May expressed his anger over the sewage overflow which covered his carpets, rugs and memorabilia in ‘stinking sludge’.

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The London Fire Brigade received more than 1,000 calls due to the flooding while Thames Water received more than 2,500 calls in just five hours because sewers were overflowing.

Londoners were advised by the fire service to avoid walking or driving through water, as it could be contaminated and vehicles could become unstable.

My London have contacted The Yeshiva for further information.

Were you impacted by the flooding? Contact Ruby at [email protected]

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