I read a sample of this book on Kindle...
Starts off with the protaganist (a girl) saying how she lied to her mom about being sick and stayed at home that day.
The reason she did so was to avoid a boy classmate who was always bullying her, due to the way she looks (if I remember correctly).
She lives with her mom as her dad is gone (dead? left? run away? cannot remember...)
They live in a 2-bed flat that is split over 2 floors. She always sleeps in the same room with her mom as the other bedroom door was always shut and she wasn't allowed to even go into that room without her mom's permission.
The day it (big storms) happened her mom went out to work and never came back. She was alone all by herself for a few days, and it happens she was very ill so by the time she was well enough to get up it was already few days after the storms had happened.
She didn't realise there was a big storm until she stood up and looked outside her windows and saw everywhere flooded.
Her mom never came home.
It was set in London. This I know because just before the storms started, she went to a local supermarket and the store owner told her she should leave London and go far away to the north which was what he intended to do.
Oh, she did go into that other bedroom and saw that the windows were shattered and a bird (crow? pigeon? dove? cannot remember...) had done the damage and lie bleeding and dying in the room.
I can't remember the name of this book... has anyone read it?