UK weather Railway lines submerged by flood water as June on track

Trains have been cancelled in and around London after entire railway tracks were completely submerged by flood water.  This month is on track to be the wettest June on record, with more than a month’s worth of rain falling in some parts of the country on Monday.North-eastern parts of England and the midlands are expected to bear the brunt of the downpours on Tuesday, with a yellow warning in place until midnight.The Met Office issued a series of weather warnings as heavy rain drenched much of England and Wales on Monday.The severe weather is set to continue all week, with roads and the rail network expected to be disrupted. A total of 31 flood alerts – which mean flooding is possible – are in place across the country. June washout, in pictures A driver escaped this incident when a car ended up in a roadside riverCredit:Wessex A car battles through the puddles in Tenterden in Kent A car battles through the puddles in Tenterden in KentCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA The @EnvAgency have confirmed that some sites in Kent recorded around 100mm of #rain in the 24 hours up to 7am today. That’s well over a month’s worth of rain in a day! The average rainfall for the month of June in the UK is 73.4mm pic.twitter.com/GUzeVtbYkv— Met Office (@metoffice) June 11, 2019 A fan waits for the rain to stop to watch some Cricket World Cup action between South Africa and West Indies at The Hampshire Bowl. The rain never relented and the game was abandonedCredit:Getty The motorway was closed in both directions but Highways England said the sink holes had been repaired and the road reopened by around 6am.But motorists faced further delays after the M25 was closed in both directions between junctions three and four due to an incident, Kent Police said.Kent Police said on Monday night that they had received “countless calls of roads flooded” and “cars stranded”.The Environment Agency’s executive director of flood risk management, John Curtin, warned there could be “issues all week” because the heaviest downpours were still to come. The overall flood risk has been set at “medium”.Weather forecast for Tuesday, June 11 It warns: Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closuresWhere flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus servicesThere is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildingsThere is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roadsThere is also a smaller yellow weather warning for Exmoor.  Yellow warnings for #Rain have been updated. Here is the latest on what to expect. Stay #WeatherAware pic.twitter.com/KgeK2nugcT— Met Office (@metoffice) June 11, 2019 A lone man walks along the pier in Eastbourne, Sussex M25 Jct 5-4 also closed due to sinkhole DS pic.twitter.com/R5Rhvs4KZy— Kent Police RPU (@kentpoliceroads) June 10, 2019 Storm clouds roll in across the North Devon coast as the Met Office issues warnings of extreme weather ⚠️ #SNUpdates – Services on the following routes will be cancelled until further notice:- Sutton to London Bridge- Victoria to Sutton (via. Norbury)- Victoria to Epsomℹ️ Full details can be found below 👇https://t.co/nUnTK53BEF pic.twitter.com/kHRoepJMFS— Southern (@SouthernRailUK) June 11, 2019 Tomorrow it is expected that 100mm will fall in certain areas within the weather warnings, and already with this month only 11 days old, the average rainfall across Britain is at 48.5mm – 66 per cent of what we’d expect to see in June.This week will see potential highs of just 66.2F (19C), a marked shift from the 82.4F (28C) heat seen in London on June 3.   Bookmakers have said that 2019 could be the wettest year on record, whilst odds were 25-1 for it to rain on each day of Wimbledon. Yellow weather warning for rainThere is a yellow weather warning for rain across a huge swathe of Britain. From Northampton upwards, it stretches across all of England up to Manchester and Liverpool and as far west north east Wales.From Manchester northwards, the weather warning affects the east half of England and snakes all the way up the country, sneaking into Scotland.  Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit tweeted: “M25 jct 4-5 closed as a result of a single vehicle RTC which in turn has lead to the discovery of 2 sinkholes in the central Reservation.” Storm clouds roll in across the North Devon coast as the Met Office issues warnings of extreme weatherCredit:Roy Riley A driver escaped this incident when a car ended up in a roadside river Railway tracks completely submergedA number of London trains have been cancelled due to the flooding which is crippling parts of Britain.Entire railway tracks in and around the capital have been completely submerged by flood water, meaning no trains are running on the route.  Sinkholes close M25On Monday evening, police shut a section of the M25 overnight after discovering two sinkholes on the central reservation. A fan waits for the rain to stop to watch some Cricket World Cup action between South Africa and West Indies at The Hampshire Bowl. The rain never relented and the game was abandoned A lone man walks along the pier in Eastbourne, SussexCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA Routes cancelled until further notice are: Sutton to London BridgeVictoria to Sutton (via. Norbury)Victoria to EpsomWettest June on record?June is now odds on to be the wettest on record, with yellow weather warnings issued for the coming week and the country set to be deluged by heavy rain.  Parts of the country have been hit with 60mm of rain already on Tuesday and on Wednesday and Thursday, some parts of the UK could be struck by 60mm to 80mm of rain, and possibly even up to 100mm.The average rainfall for June is 73.4mm for the entire month. Yesterday in Ham Hill, Kent, more than 100mm fell in just 24 hours.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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AmCham Guyana announces its inaugural Board of Directors

One week after US Ambassador, Perry Holloway’s announcement of it becoming operational, the American Chamber of Commerce in Guyana (AmCham Guyana Inc.) has installed an interim sixteen-member board to help guide the Chamber through its first year of establishment.Chairman of AmCham Zulfikar AllyAmCham Guyana is a private sector association of US enterprises and individuals doing business in Guyana as well as firms and business executives in Guyana who operate in the United States.According to AmCham its purpose is to “promote America –Guyana bilateral trade opportunities and activities; to improve market access for America-Guyana goods and services; to provide a economic, social and policy platform for its members, to encourage networking and build valuable business connections; and to help promote corporate social responsibility and sustainable development in Guyana. AmCham Guyana’s official launch will be held in August.”It was outlined in a statement that the current Board is comprised of a dynamic mix of both local, regional, and U.S directors who are eager to dedicate their service, knowledge, and expertise to ensuring a productive start for the chamber.Members of the Board include: Zulfikar Ally, Queens Atlantic; Clairmont Cummings, Corum Group; Ms Liz Wyatt, Sol Guyana; Dave Kissoon, London House Chambers; Justin Nedd, GTT; Rod Henson, ExxonMobil; Davie Sukdeo, Guyana Marriott; George Kalantzakis, HESS Corporation; Rafael Nabi, Nabi Construction Inc; Ms Saskia Wigingaarde, RED Entertainment; Ms Yolander Persaud, Massy Group Guyana; Jorge Medina, MACORP, Richard Sammy, Republic Bank; Marisca Jordan, RAMPS Logistics; Andrew Mendonza, Baker Hughes and Fitzroy Mcleod, NAMILCO.Members of the Executive include: Zulfikar Ally as Chairman; Clairmont Cummings as First Vice Chair; Justin Nedd as Second Vice Chair; Ms Liz Wyatt as Third Vice Chair; Fitzroy Mcleod as Treasurer; Devindra Kissoon as General Counsel; and Ms Yolander Persaud as Company Secretary.First Vice Chair, Clairmont Cummings Founder/ Managing Director of Corum Group expressed that “ AmCham Guyana has a diverse and vibrant team comprising of representatives across the corporate spectrum- ranging from global giants, medium sized firms, and local firms/ regional conglomerates.”He encouraged members of the business community to become involved in the chamber and echoed the Chairman of the organization’s sentiments that “the chamber will provide a platform for business, resource, and advocacy support; as well as a medium for community involvement and social corporate responsibility.“With the American Chamber of Commerce existing in over 160 countries around the world, most of the companies that have joined and are interested in joining the Guyana branch are already members in other countries.AmCham is expected to address many of the bottlenecks that hinder effective trade relations between Guyana and the US.Moreover, the Chairman had explained that the Chamber would also look to enhance and promote trade relations between the two countries.“We would like to create new opportunities and improve market access for (Guyanese) and American goods and services; it’s not one way, it’s both ways. We want to provide also an economic, social and policy platform for our members to come and to share ideas. A lot of networking would be involved between our members, both local and international, to see where there are avenues to create more business linkages as well. So it’s a great place to do networking, to meet investors, to grow your company, to grow your business, and to create opportunities and linkages as well,” Ally posited.Interested in becoming a member? Contact the chamber at [email protected] Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPSC welcomes American Chambers of Commerce in GuyanaAugust 14, 2018In “Business”Come home and invest – AMCHAM tells diasporaMarch 6, 2019In “Business”President meets with AMCHAM, says ‘stronger manufacturing sector needed’August 13, 2018In “Business” read more