Tonight people in Holywell Lake near Wellington have been fighting to keep flood water out of their houses.
They used sandbags and already ruined carpets to divert new floods from getting into their homes.
The stream, just a mile from its source, had become a raging torrent. The Holywell Lake pub had to shut but will be open tomorrow.
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from homes in Barnstaple after the River Yeo burst its banks.
A woman spent 50 minutes clinging to a branch after being swept away from her flooded car at Umberleigh in North Devon.
Braunton's brand new flood defences were unable to withstand their first test of flooding.