Flash flooding in West Country

Heavy rain has led to flash flooding across the region. Cornwall fire and rescue service had received around 50 calls between 6pm and 9pm on Thursday evening.

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Fire service rescues people from floods

Fire crews were called out a number of times overnight to rescue people caught in the floods.

These are some of the incidents Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service dealt with:

  • 9.15pm Plymstock - Crews freed a person from their car in floodwater in Wembury Road
  • 10pm Ashburton - Crews helped residents affected by flooding and advise on protecting their properties
  • 5.52am Sidmouth - Crews rescue a person stuck in their car in floodwater in Mill Street
  • 6.27am Newton Abbot - Specialist rescue team called to Teigngrace to rescue a person from their car in floodwater

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