Thomas and Daisy Wale splash about in the flooded Sheerness sandpit
Parts of Sheerness were left under water after a torrential downpour at the weekend.
Amateur meteorologist Ken Beal said he collected 15mm of rainfall from Saturday at his home in Eastchurch and thinks there could have been even more in the town.
The sandpit at Beachfields flooded and homes and businesses in Clyde Street were also affected.
Kent County Council staff had to go out and put sandbags outside a Chinese takeaway in the road – and Traci Traynor, who lives there, had water leaking through from behind her light switches.
The 41-year-old said: “I thought it was the kids playing with the lights when they started flickering, then I saw the water coming through.
“I switched the electric off and didn’t put it back on until the next morning when I knew there was no more rain.
“I have got two little children so didn’t want to take the chance of an electrical fire.”
Miss Traynor’s house is the former Man of Kent pub. She said the volume of rain caused the guttering to flood so that it started to seep inside.
Nicola Deverson, of James Street, took her three-year-old twins to the park on Sunday, where they expected to have a normal play session – but they found the equipment still under water.
Their dad, James Wale, said they had a great time having a splash around and a number of other children were enjoying going down the slide and into the water.
Mr Beal, 84, says that although it was very wet on Saturday, with 14.8mm of rain, it’s nowhere near the wettest it’s been in August.
So far this month, 42mm has come down. But in 2006, there was 114m and in 2004 he counted 88.7mm.
That year was also the wettest August day, with 43.5mm coming down in 24 hours.
Meanwhile, dozens of people were left without power due to a fault which could have been caused by the weather.
A spokesman for UK Power Networks said 166 customers in Richmond Street, James Street, Alma Street and Marine Parade had their supply interrupted at about 4.30pm on Saturday.
There was a fault on a piece of equipment forming part of the underground electricity distribution network.
Although they couldn’t be 100% certain it was caused by the rain, they said it is possible as water could affect the equipment.
Power was back to all homes by 3.09am the following day.