- West Country (W)
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.
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.