Floods: Brief respite for now

The clean-up operation continues after flood waters continue to leave parts of the South under water. Weather forecasters suggest there is more rain to come tomorrow afternoon, with heavy rain overnight Thursday.

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Before and after - what a difference a deluge makes

Bewl reservoir
A dry Bewl reservoir in March Credit: ITV Meridian

The heavy rainfall has prompted Thames Water and Southern Water to lift their hosepipe bans from tomorrow. Southern Water's four reservoirs - including Bewl Water on the Kent Sussex border - are now more than eighty per cent full thanks to the downpours of the past three months.

Bewl reservoir
Now full to overflowing today Credit: ITV Meridian

Warriors of the water

Two teenagers have stepped in - or rowed in - to help those under water in Sussex. This cul de sac in Middleton-on-Sea was completely flooded in about 13 hours of heavy rainfall.

Now James and James are offering support to those who need to get out, as well as helping to remove possessions from flooded homes.

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