UPDATE: The A259 has reopened in both directions following a major gas leak which closed the road for 24 hours.
ITV Meridian reporter Andrea Thomas has been in Whitstable this morning getting reaction to last night's gas explosion.
Heavy rain led to hundreds of homes having their gas supply cut off - after more than 2,000 litres of water got into the network at Leigh near Tonbridge.
Engineers from Gas supply company SGN have been reconnecting homes house-by-house - as well as the primary school on the green which had its supply reconnected this morning. SGN staff distrubuted heaters and hotplates to the affected homes.
Police and engineers are attending a suspected gas leak in the Winton area of Bournemouth.
He thought he was doing his dear friend a big favour by fitting a gas boiler in her home for free. But it was Terry Blackwell's kindness that tragically killed his neighbour Linda Frost. Andrea Thomas reports.
A man's recovering from burns tonight after an explosion at a block of flats in Ashford. It happened just before four o'clock this afternoon on Oak Tree Road.
David Johns reports, speaking to resident Pete Collins, eyewitness Tony Hitchin and Rupert Roberts from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
The family who miraculously escaped a gas explosion that destroyed their home, and everything in it, have told ITV Meridian they can't wait to get back home - NEXT Christmas.
One minute, Jay Sabanal and his daughter Bella were asleep in their home in Southampton - the next, they were buried under rubble.
Yet, despite the trauma of that terrible morning, the family say the property - in Howards Grove in Shirley - IS still their home and when it's re-built they want to move back. They've been speaking to our reporter Andrew Pate.
Parents are being asked to collect their children from a Hampshire school and college after a suspected gas leak. The buildings affected are at Fair Oak Junior School and Wyvern College.
The control room of Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service has reported receiving more than twenty calls today about a strong smell of gas in the air.
In a statement they said: 'The unpleasant odour is understood to emanate from a leak in a factory in Rouen in northern France.
'The Health Protection Agency has stressed the gas is non-toxic and presents no threat to the public. The chemical released - mercaptan - is an organic compound added to natural gas, lubricants and paints. The smell is caused by the sulphur in the gas but it is completely harmless.'
The initial alert to the Hampshire control room came from their counterparts in West Sussex. The calls from the public came from as far apart as far north in Hampshire as Basingstoke and Andover, and as far west as Ringwood.