David Sandor and his wife Lidia, who is eight months pregnant, said they would not be able to return to their home for two months because of the damage.
Referendum polling stations in Kingston and Barking were forced to close as 40mm (1.5in) of rain fell earlier.Commuters faced møte kvinne severe disruption with some stations closed because of overcrowding and floods forcing the closure of roads.Commuters were evacuated from trains at West Norwood station after smoke started billowing from the flooded track.Kingston Council said it decided to close a polling station and move it to the Hook Centre.Rail companies including, southeastern, South West Trains and, greater Anglia are reporting major problems and, gatwick Express has a reduced service, waterloo Station was closed because of overcrowding while other stations were very busy as commuters tried to board services home.Image copyright London Fire Brigade Image caption Cars were submerged in water in Romford Image copyright P Proniewicz-Brooks Image caption Witnesses said the subway at Canning Town was filling up with water in the downpours Fire crews spent two hours pumping 1m (3ft) of water.The, met Office issued an amber "be prepared" warning for Thursday evening as heavy rain again fell across London and south-east England.Rescuers had been in the area when they left their car and tried to walk to a nearby station.London Underground have reopened, although there are still delays reported and Balham station remains closed.She said the pair left their home at 06:30 BST but did not arrive at the school until 11:00 because of the weather, although teachers still allowed her to take the paper.Image caption Rainfall totals since 18:00 on Wednesday show one month's worth of rain fell in London in less than 24 hours Image copyright Jack B/Weather Watchers Image caption There were multiple lightning strikes in London overnight Have you been affected by the extreme weather?
And London Fire Brigade said it had attended more than 400 incidents, including properties hit by lightning.
Severe rain and flooding has continued to disrupt travel for commuters and led to the cancellation of rail services.
A Network Rail spokesman said: "Staff have been out all night and are still out in the rain working with pumps and repairing damage.Image copyright BBC Weather Watchers/Stephen_ Image caption Roads have been flooded around a polling station in Collier Row Image copyright Trevor Moore Image caption A large oak tree fell across College Road in south-east London blocking traffic Image copyright @TimGreenWHU Image caption Golfers hoping.Media playback is unsupported on your device.Southern advised commuters to "start your journey home early" because of heavy rain forecast for the evening rush hour.Image copyright Reuters kvinne leter etter en mann gifhorn Image caption Flood water filled the cellar of a house in south London.Forecasters are warning of the potential for a "second wave" of downpours late on Thursday.Forty flood alerts are currently in place: BBC Travel has the latest travel information.A teenager and his dad were also rescued by fire crews near Romford after they were caught in flood water in Colliers Row while trying to get to school in Croydon.Paul Greaves described the area as "gridlock because of the rising water" and said he and his son Josh were "lucky".Flooding have closed roads in Clapham and Raynes Park while there were delays in Brixton after a collision between a bus and a fire engine.