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Storms and 'tornadoes' hit Kent as severe weather leaves parts of the county submerged

By KentOnline reporter

Kent is braced for severe weather tonight as rain and storms have lashed towns - leaving some submerged under several inches of water.

It comes as the county was put under a severe weather warning by the Met Office, with the yellow warning stretching over the entire region.

But as parts of Kent enjoyed bouts of warm weather, others suffered lashing rain and flash flooding similar to those of last winter.

Sandwich is submerged in several inches of rain. Picture: Red Cow
Pub bosses put out sandbags as the water rises around the Red Cow

Flooding, thunder and very heavy rain lashed these cars outside the Red Cow in Sandwich.

Glenn Evans' picture reveals how the pub's landlords were forced to use sandbags in the doorway to stop water coming into the building.

Meanwhile, in Westgate-on-Sea, a funnel cloud was spotted by Stefan Cooke amid the menacing clouds.

Stefan Cooke captured this funnel cloud at Westgate

Weather forecasters predict a few heavy, locally thundery showers tonight, clearing up before midnight.

Have you got any flooding pictures from today? Send them to multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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