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Historic village of Clovelly badly hit by flooding

This was the scene in Clovelly this afternoon Photo: Clovelly Estates

Heavy rain has caused flash floods in an historic Devon coastal village, damaging some homes.

A bank burst, sending a torrent of muddy water pouring down the village's famous cobbled street.

Some people were unable to leave their homes after the water began gushing down the street towards the harbour.

Residents took to Twitter to describe the situation. Jody Cole wrote: "Clovelly has flooded so bad, didn't even think it was possible for it to be like this."

Video taken by resident Ellie Jarvis shows water pouring through a hole in a wall near the Victorian Fountain, near the top of the steep cobbled street that runs through the picture postcard fishing village.

Firefighters were called to the scene to pump out flood water.

This video shows muddy water pouring down to the sea, turning it brown.

Many locals joined in to help clean up the damage.

Emptying wellies filled with water in Clovelly Credit: Clovelly Estates
Some of the village's famous cobbles were damaged in the flood Credit: Clovelly Estates

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