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Somerset County Council has given fifty-thousand pounds towards helping people badly affected by flooding as 8 flood warnings are still in place across the South West.
The money has been given to the Somerset Community Foundation who will use it to give grants to those whose homes have been damaged. They say even more money will be needed for victims with long term needs.
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.