Severe flood warning for River Yealm from Cornwood to Yealmpton

The Environment Agency has issued a severe flood warning for the River Yealm from Cornwood to Yealmpton including Cornwood, Lee Mill & Yealmbridge (A379 & B3186). Rivers continue to rise quickly in response to heavy overnight rainfall.

The rain is expected to clear on Saturday morning to generally drier conditions and river levels will begin to fall. Scattered heavy showers are expected to continue throughout the weekend. View map of flood warning area.

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More rain expected after floods

Heavy rain has brought more flooding to parts of the UK over the last few days. Hebden Bridge has been among the areas hardest hit. More rain has been forecast for today