Watch: Heavy flooding in Hackney Wick after canal bursts banks

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The footage shows the rising flood water rapidly flowing down Dace Road in Hackney Wick.

Video footage shows heavy flooding in Hackney Wick after the Lea Navigation burst its banks.

Around 70 firefighters and 10 engines were called to the flooding between Dace Road and Wick Lane on Thursday night, which covered an area of around 10 acres and affected nearby properties.

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Around 50 people were evacuated and firefighters carried out welfare checks on around 100 people who were able to remain in their unaffected properties.

The footage shows the rising flood water rapidly flowing down Dace Road.

Station Commander Dan Capon, who was at the scene, said: "Firefighters worked through the night to ensure the scene was safe and evacuated a number of people from surrounding buildings.

"We urged people to avoid the area where possible. Remember - if your property is affected by flooding, move to a higher level where possible. If you are in immediate danger, call 999. Follow the advice of the operator."

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The brigade was called at 10.26pm and the incident was over for firefighters by 2.50am. Crews from Bethnal Green, Leytonstone, Millwall, Plaistow, Islington and surrounding fire stations attended.

A yellow weather warning for rain had been put in place Thursday into Friday in London, following Storm Henk on Tuesday.

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