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Stoke Newington flood – in pictures

Members of the fire service wade through the flood, by the junction between Stoke Newington High Street and Northwold Road

Emergency services gather on the junction between Northwold Road and Stoke Newington High Street

Quick thinking: residents grabbed all they could and erected a barricade to stop the water from entering their properties

Rising tide: the deluge threatens to seep into the historic tenement buildings on the Gibson Gardens estate

Gibson Gardens resident: Trinidad Prieto

“It was like a river. We grabbed anything we could to make a barricade to try and stop the water coming in,” said Gibson Gardens resident Trinidad Prieto

Gibson Gardens estate only five minutes after flooding had started. Photograph: Trinidad Prieto

Gibson Gardens after residents had erected their barricade

Closed off: Northwold Road today

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