Heavy rain causes flooding and landslide

Flooding affected dozens of homes and roads across North Somerset. Photo: ITV West

Heavy rain has caused flooding in North Somerset and a landslide in Portbury. Fire crews spent last night pumping out homes.

The worst affected town was Nailsea where emergency services received about 80 calls for assistance. Dozens of homes were affected.

Flooding across N.Somerset
A landslide closed a road in Portbury. Credit: ITV West

Crews worked with specialist rescue teams at a landslip in Portbury near Bristol to ensure no-one was trapped underneath.

Very fortunately, after extensive searching the area was declared clear"

– Spokesperson Avon Fire and Rescue Service
Protecting homes in N.Somerset
Residents try to protect their homes. Credit: ITV West

Some residents have brought in sandbags as more heavy rain is forecast for today.

Watch the full report on the flooding in North Somerset here: