UK placed on flood alert

Homeowners across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are being urged to prepare for flooding with between 15-20mm of rain expected to fall between last night and this morning. Last night there were 30 flood alerts across the south east. The Environment Agency has mobilised teams across south Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent and south London to check on flood defences, clear any river blockages and closely monitor river levels.