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The Flood Warning for the Lower Stour at Iford Bridge Home Park is no longer in force. No further flooding is currently expected in this area.The Environment Agency said levels have stabilised and they are expecting levels to drop off throughout the day.
They are urging caution but said the flood risk at the site is improving. River levels will remain high throughout the day.
The Environment Agency has lifted the flood warning for the River Yeo from Yeovil to Langport.
No further flooding is currently expected in this area.Flood Warnings and Alerts may still be in force for surrounding areas.
For more information visit the Environment Agency website.
The Beaminster Tunnel (A3066) has been closed following structural damage caused during a landslip.
The A3066 is completely closed between B3163 Clay Lane and B3164. It may be shut for several days.
While the clear-up began in some places today, others were still underwater.
Many roads have been closed today over large areas of south Dorset.
The video below shows Weymouth earlier, with the town centre under several feet of water. Large parts looked more like a wildlife sanctuary.
And an elderly couple had to be rescued from their car in Burton Bradstock.
Video courtesy of Dorset Media Service.
Two people had a lucky escape after their car became stuck in rising flood water after they drove down a country lane in Dorset.
The couple aged 78 and 80 had to be rescued when their car became overwhelmed by rising flood water from the River Brit at Burton Bradstock yesterday.
The couple became stuck along Bredy Lane. Locals couldn't reach them and for almost an hour they had to wait inside as the water rose to the car’s windscreen.
They were later rescued by a specialist team from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service who took them by boat to dry ground some 300 metres away.
Flood waters have swamped a Dorset village after heavy rainfall.
Petrol stations and playgrounds in Burton Bradstock near Bridport were left under water after three weeks worth of rain fell in a 12 hour period.
A severe weather warning is still in place.
Watch Kathy Wardle's full report from Yealmpton here:
Yealmpton resident Jurek Sroka says the ground-floor of his house has been flooded:
Sgt Mike Rose from Devon and Cornwall Police says all 71 people in the 40 affected homes have been accounted for.
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It appears there is unlikely to be any let up in the relentless rain showers that have battered the Westcountry over the past few days.
Communities in Devon hit by floods over the weekend have been praised by Devon County Council. Many residents are still clearing up.