60 years ago today, the villages of Lynmouth and Barbrook were devastated by floods
People living on the Somerset Levels say mismanagement of recent flooding has turned farmland and wildlife habitat into a swamp.
The wet and windy weather in the region is bad news for many events over the bank holiday weekend
A public consultation is being launched in Devon today to look at the county's flood risk management strategy. It comes following some of the worst recorded flooding for a century in the county in last winter.
The consutation will cover everything from engaging with communities to investing in improvements.
Newquay's Minor Injuries Unit will re-open tomorrow morning after being closed after yesterday's bad weather. Severe rain caused damage to the building after heavy downpours. Treatment rooms were affected and facilities were deemed unsafe.
– Ruth Pooley, Newquay Community Hospital
I would like to thank everyone for their patience at this time and especially thank our MIU colleagues in Bodmin, St Austell and Camborne Redruth Community Hospitals who have seen many of the patients who would normally have visited Newquay MIU.
I would also like to thank our contractors and the Newquay hospital team for their support in expediting the clear up operation to enable us to re-open so quickly.
A band of heavy rain brought misery to homeowners, holidaymakers and businesses across the South West today after flash flooding left properties under water.
Even a hospital department was forced to close, as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning ahead of further heavy rainfall. Our correspondent Seth Conway has this report.
The Environment Agency advises against travel in some parts of North Devon because of the earlier rain.
Combe Martin, Berrynarbor and Watermouth Cove are affected with some roads impassable.
Dylan Murphy from Camden in North London is on holiday in Ilfracombe with his family and sent ITV News West Country this video:
The Unit at Newquay Community Hospital has closed due to severe rain damage caused by Monday's heavy downpour.
Two treatment rooms have been affected making the facility unsafe to operate.
– Ruth Pooley, Matron, Newquay Community Hospital.
Whilst our MIU is closed we urge people to consider the wide range of alternative health services available that can help and if you become unwell or injured.
Pharmacies can assist with many over-the-counter remedies and advice and local GP’s will be able to provide immediate treatment and advice where appropriate.
Out-of-hours GPs can be seen in ‘surgeries’ and can be accessed via the call centre on 0845 2000 227.
Please remember Emergency Departments and 999 should only be used in emergency, critical or life-threatening situations.”
The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for Lands End, Helston, Crowlas, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, and Perranporth.
A flood alert has been issued for the North Cornwall coast.
The Environment Agency says it could affect Lands End to Hartland Point and include St Ives Bay, Perranporth, Padstow and Bude.
County councillors in Devon have agreed to invest more than £1 million in a flood risk management scheme. It will investigate high risk areas such as Modbury, Uplyme, Kingsbridge and Cullompton.
It will support other investments already made to improve flood risks. More than 1,000 homes and businesses in the county flooded during unprecedented rainfall last year.