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:
More top news
A builder has been ordered to pay £2,500 for opening a sluice gate on the Somerset Levels at the height of the floods.
Danny Cipriani created one try and scored another as Sale wrecked Exeter's hopes of climbing to the top of the Aviva Premiership.
Repairs to an iconic landmark in Newquay were completed today.