Surrey Fire and Rescue have confirmed the death of a firefighter who was on duty at Staines fire station.
Next of kin have been informed.
Daybreak correspondent Richard Gaisford reports from Staines in Surrey:
Sunrise over a Staines in Surrey this morning may not have provided much comfort to residents whose homes are still underwater.
Police have urged people not to advertise that they have left their property empty as they flee the flooding.
Residents of Weybridge in Surrey have adopted a new form of transport to get around the flooded streets.
A man in his eighties has died after a gun was fired at a hunting shop.
Police were called to John Powell Gun Makers in Reigate, Surrey, following the incident at 9.40am.
A Surrey Police spokesman said: "A call was received to say that a gun had been discharged at the John Powell Gun Makers in the town centre.
"A man, believed to be in his eighties, was declared dead at the scene a short time later.
"Detectives from CID are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death assisted by local officers from the Reigate and Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team, who are also carrying out a number of inquiries in the area.
"Although the investigation is still in the early stages there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the general public or any third party involvement at this time."
Towns and villages along a stretch of the River Thames have been deluged leading to emergency evacuations.Read the full story ›
One resident living a few miles outside Staines says he is waiting "with crossed fingers" to see whether he will be forced to evacuate his home.
@tmckinnin I live about 15 miles downstream. The water here is heading my way. I think the mantra is "wait & see with crossed fingers."
Oh, and in further good news it's just started to rain again... Oh boy...
This helicopter footage follows the course of the River Thames through Surrey and part of east Berkshire where hundreds of properties have been flooded.