The heavy rain overnight has brought further flood misery to hundreds of homeowners and disrupted the Christmas travel plans for tens of thousands of people.
Roads have been affected across the region, and three major rail lines have seen services cancelled, as John Andrews reports.
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.