Seventeen homes have been evacuated after a 35-foot-wide and 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened in Hemel Hempstead, north of London this morning.
Pictures of what is believed to be the sinkhole have already appeared on Twitter:
Look at the size of this sinkhole in at woodland end In Hemel LOL roads closed the lot http://t.co/4Wij3xEm4g
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.