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Christmas on hold as more flooding looms

Villagers walk through flood water in the high street in Stoke Canon Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Christmas preparations will be on hold for many people in the South West as they brace themselves against the possibility of yet more flooding.

Despite a brief respite from the downpours yesterday [Sunday], water levels continued to rise as rain washes down off hills to swell already torrential rivers.

Some will be swapping turkey and presents for mops, buckets and sandbags as they desperately try to clear up and protect their homes from further threats of floods.

There are currently 22 flood warnings in place across the South West.

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