Just over 100,000 are now without power spread across south west, Wales and East Midlands where on land wind speeds have now exceeded 100 mph.
Airborne debris and uprooted trees are causing the damage.
Here's how town planning can embrace water, rather than fight against it.
The residents of one street in Egham in Surrey have described how they have coped with the devastating impact of the floods.
Somerset Levels have been one of the worst-affected areas during the floods and today's aerial images reveal the situation remains bleak.