Resident Josie Marshall was about to get in the bath when the police asked her to leave her home and move to a safer spot.
Meanwhile, resident Steve Nicholls had just returned from holiday when he was asked to gather at a nearby supermarket cafe.
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The bank holiday getaway is underway with twice the amount of traffic expected. Key routes across the west country are set to be hectic.
Blue skies and even more sunshine in the run up to the bank holiday weekend
The run-up to the bank holiday weekend probably has some of the best weather. Its fine with some blue skies or patchy cloud.