Roads through Saffron Walden in Essex resembled rivers this morning following sustained rainfall overnight and into this morning.
Essex Police also confirmed that ten people and two dogs had to rescued from a block of flats which were flooded in the town.
Crews were called to The Spike on Radwinter Road to about 20 flats affected by the rising waters.
Eight adults, including two disabled people, two children and a couple of dogs were rescued.
The region's emergency services say drivers are putting themselves in danger by ignoring road signs and driving through flood water.
A driver has been describing the moment his van was swept away by flood waters in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.
Floods have hit parts of the region, putting homes at risk and leaving motorists stranded in their cars.