Storms hit the South West

Heavy wind and rain have been battering the South West.

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Flood warnings rise to 26 along with 114 flood alerts

The Environment Agency has 26 flood warnings in place in England and Wales, with flooding expected and immediate action required.

Warnings were concentrated across the South West, Wales and the North West.

There were also 114 flood alerts, with flooding possible and the public told to "be prepared" throughout the rest of the country. Police closed the A595 at Moota in Cumbria after the roof was blown off a hotel, with motorists asked to avoid the area.

Flood warnings have increased throughout the night. Credit: ITV News

A roof blew off another property in Seaton and disruption due to trees blocking roads was reported in Whitehaven and Hackthorpe. There were also delays for train passengers across parts of the South West.

South West Trains reported problems due to trees on the track near Sherborne in Dorset and on a train between Exeter and Axeminster in Devon.

Read: Thousands without power as storms lash Britain and Ireland

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