Water shortages in the 1970s saw thousands of standpipes set up in Yorkshire. Now, it's southern Britain which is at risk of running short.
As flood waters start to recede forecasters warn the recent deluges could be followed by unseasonable frost and sub-zero temperatures.
Parts of England and Wales are facing fresh floods after heavy rain lashed southern Britain. It follows the wettest April on record.
Parts of England and Wales were braced for more heavy rain and potential flooding after three days of storms left one person dead.