Storms that battered Kent and Sussex for 20 hours have left hundreds of homes and businesses flooded - and thousands without power.
UK Power Networks says customers who have not had power restored by midnight will not have it restored until after Christmas Day. John Ryall reports.
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Wednesday morning's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region
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