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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.

Environment Minister visits flood-hit West Country

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman in Ottery St Mary today. Credit: Kathy Wardle

The Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is in the region today, on a tour of flood-hit parts of Devon.

She visited the Met Office in Exeter earlier, and is now in Ottery St Mary, where she's meeting residents and people involved in yesterday's operations.