30,000 households to lose water supply as flash flooding wreaks havoc across UK

As flash flooding wreaks havoc across the United Kingdom, up to 30,000 households and businesses have had their water supply totally cut off or are currently experiencing low pressure.

Residents on the Isle of Wight may experience serious supply issues tomorrow, according to Southern Water.

Around 31,000 homes and businesses, which equates to almost half of the English island, could find themselves without water.

As many as 11,000 properties on the southern side of the Isle of Wight will experience no mater or low pressure tomorrow morning.

The number of people impacted was extended later in the day.

Southern Water said: “This [flooding] is making operations at wastewater pumping stations and water supply works much more difficult than normal.

“Our teams are working extremely hard to keep customers’ taps running and to minimise risks of wastewater flooding.

“We are also assisting partners with flooding reports in the Southsea area of Hampshire.”

Dinosaur Island has experienced exceptional levels of rainfall over the past 24 hours, with more than 80 millimeters recorded at Ryde.

A yellow rain warning is in place to cover the area and parts of nearby parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex from 4am to midday on Thursday, the Met Office has said.

A number of flood warnings have also been issued as the amount of rainfall continues to rise.

The Environment Agency has issued 37 flood warnings and 81 flood alerts for England.

Scotland and Wales have received an additional five warnings in total.

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