Braunton was possibly the worst hit by flooding before Christmas. Today people in the North Devon town have put away the turkey and tinsel, rolled up their sleeves, and started the clear up. A new flood prevention scheme costing £1.2 m failed to hold back the water. John Andrews reports.
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.