The Queen May guitarist, 73, said he had returned from a day of ‘horror in our house’. In an Instagram post, he said: “The whole ground floor had been inundated with an overflow of sewage – which covered our rugs, rugs and all kinds of precious things (to us) with a stinking mud.
Brian May said he was “angry” after a number of his “precious” possessions were destroyed after his Kensington home was flooded.
“It’s disgusting, and actually quite heartbreaking. We have the impression that we have been invaded, desecrated. “
He said his wife Anita Dobson had “a lifetime of memories on our basement floor – and most of them are soggy and ruined.”
May said he recently moved his own “precious” childhood photo albums into the basement.
“Today it has turned into a soggy mess,” he said.
“I’m devastated – these are just ‘things’ – but I feel like Back to the Future when the photo fades – I feel like a lot of my past has been wiped out . ”
May shared a number of videos showing stained floors and wet personal effects.
He blamed the Royal Borough of Kensington and the Chelsea Council for the flooding, saying they are “responsible for all the misery that is going on in my neighborhood tonight”.
In response, Council said that “our priority is to ensure that residents who were affected by the flooding last night get the help they need.”
A spokesperson said he had placed 120 residents in emergency hotel rooms and emergency repairs were underway on Tuesday.
“We are making appeals for social assistance to vulnerable residents and have set up a center at The Curve in North Kensington where council officers are on hand to support those affected.
“Flash floods hit the London boroughs after sudden and torrential rains. It’s causing damage and disruption throughout the city, not just here, right here in Kensington and Chelsea, and unrelated to the construction of the basement. “