Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from homes in Barnstaple after the River Yeo burst its banks.
A woman spent 50 minutes clinging to a branch after being swept away from her flooded car at Umberleigh in North Devon.
Braunton's brand new flood defences were unable to withstand their first test of flooding.
Fire crews were called out a number of times overnight to rescue people caught in the floods.
These are some of the incidents Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service dealt with:
- 9.15pm Plymstock - Crews freed a person from their car in floodwater in Wembury Road
- 10pm Ashburton - Crews helped residents affected by flooding and advise on protecting their properties
- 5.52am Sidmouth - Crews rescue a person stuck in their car in floodwater in Mill Street
- 6.27am Newton Abbot - Specialist rescue team called to Teigngrace to rescue a person from their car in floodwater
Matthew Jones has been speaking to ITV News Westcountry following overnight flooding in Newlyn in West Cornwall. A number of businesses have been affected following flash flooding.
The environment has issued a number of flood warnings. Find out if you're affected.
Matthew Jones says the overnight flash flooding in Newlyn in west Cornwall wasn't the worst they've seen but that it was something they hadn't expected to see in spring:
Flash flooding has hit many parts of Devon and Cornwall overnight. Newlyn in west Cornwall was one of the worst affected with a number of businesses begin affected despite desperate attempts to prevent flood water entering buildings.
Flash flooding has hit parts of Cornwall overnight. ONe of the worst affected areas was Newlyn in the west of the county where up to fifteen businesses were hit by flood water.
The environment agency has issued 18 flood warnings. Find out if you're affected.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in Cornwall and Devon overnight.
One of the worst hit areas is Newlyn in west Cornwall where up to fifteen businesses were affected by flood water.
Emergency services dealt with more than fifty call outs overnight. Two drivers were rescued from their cars in separate parts of Plymouth.
Nearly 20 flood warnings have been issued by the Environment agency. Find out if you're affected.
This was the situation in Newlyn earlier as Coombe River floods by the Meadery Bridge.
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The latest forecasts suggest that the rain levels will decrease over next two hours. Around 8 – 19 mm of rain is expected between midnight and 6am tomorrow morning, with heavier rain then expected from 6 am to midday ( between 16 and 30 mm).
A further 8-18mm of rain is then expected between midday tomorrow until midnight.
Flood warnings are currently in place for the Rivers Cober and Bolingey – these levels are being monitored by the Environment Agency.
The main problem still appears to be surface water flooding which is continuing to affect a number of areas across Cornwall. One of the worst affected has been the A39 past the Norway Inn where the fire and rescue service have a high volume pump in operation to help reduce the water levels.
There are also problems with surface water flooding in the Roseland area, with the road between Grampound and St Mawes badly affected. There are also continuing problems in Porthleven, Penzance and Newlyn areas and the road between Camborne and Praze.
– David Owens, Cornwall Council
There are reports of around 8 properties flooded so far, although there are concerns at the rising water levels in Newlyn where the water is edging towards some commercial properties.
The fire and rescue service had received around 50 calls between 6pm and 9pm, with around 70 firefighters dealing with incidents across Cornwall. CORMAC and environment crews are also working across Cornwall to respond to incidents.
Now have 3 flood warnings in Cornwall & 45 alerts issued in SW region. Check at #floodaware.bitly/rJuViD for details. Updated every 15mins.
I said In earlier tweet that would be the last tonight, however really heavy rain in #Cornwall & 10 engines & High Volume Pump now deployed