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Flooding Hits South West

The Environment Agency issues dozens of flood warnings across Devon, Dorset and Somerset after severe rain.

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VIDEO: Flooding causes severe damage in Somerset

Flash flooding caused huge problems in Somerset today where a torrential downpour caused severe damage to homes and businesses. Over half the monthly average for July fell on one small area in less than 15 minutes.

The flood hit the tiny hamlet of Croscombe on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet. Children at a nearby school in Bowlish were evacuated as a precuation. The Environment Agency is tonight keeping a close watch on surrounding villages as more heavy rain is forecast. Richard Payne reports.

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