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A Fire officer is calling on everyone to make sure drains and culverts are kept clear as Autumn begins.
He says drains blocked by leaves and branches contributed to much of the flooding in the early hours of this morning.
While Paul Chambers who was called out from Totnes is always happy to help families in difficulty, he says some incidents could be avoided .
He`s been talking to Richard Lawrence:
The owner of a cottage in Littlehempston was woken up at 6am by a fireman knocking on her door.
It's the first time the house has flooded since 1990.
Flash flooding struck parts of south Devon last night.
At the Dartington Cider Press Centre staff are sweeping up after three of premises were flooded. Though it is hoped all shops at the centre will soon reopen.
Homes in Devon have been flooded overnight after heavy rain across the county.
Devon and Somerset Fire Service were called out to 23 incidents, and helped homeowners unblock drains and pump ater out of houses.
It's reported the flooding ranged from a few inches, to 4 feet in depth. Two people were also helped from their car after it became stuck in shallow floodwater.
The areas of Torquay, Paignton, Totnes, Dartington, Staverton, Kingswear, Stoke Gbriel, Broadhempston, Littlehempston, Brixham and Kingerswell have all been affected.
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Homeowners in South Devon have been assessing the damage after a night of heavy rain.