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More heavy rain today has heightened the risk of landslides around the West Country.
Extra warning signs have been placed on parts of the South West Coast Path.
Richard Lawrence reports from Lyme Regis where the town will be staging its new year fireworks tonight despite awful conditions earlier today:
The region is bracing itself for another night of high winds and heavy rain as already saturated ground makes the prospect of localised flooding more likely.
The Environment Agency currently has 20 flood warnings in place across the south west and there are 51 flood alerts.
The aftermath of the recent weather is continuing to cause disruption, as Jeff Welch reports:
A group of canoeists from Gloucestershire travelled down to Devon this morning hoping to tackle the River Dart near Buckfastleigh.
Normally they complain that there's not enough water, but today there was far too much, and they had to abandon their plan and return home.
Paul Gibson from Stroud Valley Canoe Club says conditions were just too dangerous:
First the rain, and now the wind.
Gales overnight resulted in blocked roads across the region including this one near Manaton on Dartmoor, where a metal shed was blown across a hedge:
Strong winds in Devon have been causing travel disruption.
This metal shed was blown into a road near Newton Abbot