Clean Up Begins

After flooding hits the south-west, the clean-up is now underway

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Clearing up in Burton Bradstock

Flood-damaged furniture in Burton Bradstock, Dorset. Credit: Richard Lawrence

Burton Bradstock near Bridport in Dorset was one of the places affected by the floods at the weekend.

Roads and playing fields were under several feet of water and some motorists had to be rescued from their cars as river levels on the Brit and Asker breached the banks.

With water levels now receding, local residents have been counting the cost of the unseasonal weather.

Family trying to keep water back in Winterbourne Abbas. Credit: Richard Lawrence

The clean-up continues in Yealmpton

Nine flood warnings are still in place today as parts of the region recover from the weekend's flooding.

Yealmpton in South Devon was among the worst affected places after the River Yealm burst its banks on Saturday.

Many properties suffered flood damage, and the clean-up is now underway.

Our cameras have been in Yealmpton over the weekend. Here are the latest pictures this morning:


Counting the cost after floods

Worst hit were areas like Yealmpton and Ottery St Mary in Devon where rivers burst their banks and Burton Bradstock near Bridport in Dorset.

Yesterday (Sun) Environment Minister Caroline Spelman visited the Met Office in Exeter and then went to meet residents and workers in Ottery St Mary.

Flooded River Bride at Burton Bradstock, nr Bridport Credit: ITV Westcountry

Video: Environment Secretary visits Ottery St Mary

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman visited the region today to look at some of the places affected by yesterday's floods.

Ottery St Mary, near Exeter, saw some of its main roads turn into rivers after a month's worth of rain fell in just 24 hours.

The town has seen previous devastating floods and has since had a number of flood defences put in place.

Ms Spelman talked to people about how effective these measures were during Saturday's heavy rain.

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