Re: Raining in the UK- no s^%t, really!
Andy you have no generator? I have well water so I NEED a generator. It's just a portable 7500 watt affair but it's worth it's weight in gold when the lights go out. I find it hard to believe that you didn't have one installed. A nice automatic transfer switch and a permanently installed tank of LP gas to power it would be just the ticket.
Now go fetch your shine box like a good little Wumpus.