After the terrible storms which have battered the South East the phone and internet lines are still down in some rural areas, such as Rolvenden Layne in Kent. For some - who run a business from home or who have medical needs, it's a serious issue.
David Johns spoke to residents Gill Pooley and Rodney Lonsdale.
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Amanda Houston has the lunchtime forecast for the west of the ITV Meridian Meridian region.
Amanda Houston has the lunchtime forecast for the east of the region.
The latest weather forecast for the west of the region from Amanda Houston.