A Fire officer is calling on everyone to make sure drains and culverts are kept clear as Autumn begins.
He says drains blocked by leaves and branches contributed to much of the flooding in the early hours of this morning.
While Paul Chambers who was called out from Totnes is always happy to help families in difficulty, he says some incidents could be avoided .
He`s been talking to Richard Lawrence:
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