Reporters at the Whitstable Times were faced with floods when a large underground reservoir designed to drain surface water into the harbour failed to cope with torrential rain.
The Times office is situated in one of the worst-hit areas following a night of flash floods last week which left the town 2ft under water.
The team put together a five-page special edition, including interviews with distressed locals, firefighters, water companies and engineers at Canterbury city council.
Editor John Nurden said: “Most reporters would be content with rolling up their sleeves for a good story, but our reporters went one step further and rolled up their trousers.
There was the equivalent of a month’s rain in just four hours.
“It was flooded either side of our offices, but luckily we were a couple of feet higher up than the water.”
The paper is investigating whether the pumps in the reservoir had been working properly.