We grabbed mops and made tea
Among the flood victims were Jacqui and Russell Geen, owners of The Little Teapot in Park Mall, Ashford.
Rainwater began to pour in from the back of their cafe at around 4.50pm on Tuesday.
Mr Geen said: “The water poured in within minutes. I was shocked, the water gushed in like a mini tsunami.”
The pair and their staff soaked up the water with children’s play sand and “ten tonnes” of blue roll. Despite the drama, everyone remained in high spirits.
Mr Geen added: “We did what Brits do best in this situation, grab a mop and make some teas.
“I was worried about coming in the following morning. Water was still coming through and we were cleaning it up as went along.”
The extent of the damage remains unknown, however the couple suspect skirting boards and walls may need repair.
Mr Geen added: “Public safety is our first priority, we wouldn’t have opened if we thought there were any risks.
Cooked breakfasts were off the menu yesterday (Wednesday) as the cafe was only serving teas, coffees, pastries and cakes.
The Geens hope to be back to normal today (Thursday).
Mopping up at The Little Teapot cafe in Park Mall