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Storm Frank hits the West Country

Hurricane force winds of more than 120mph ave battered the West today as Storm Frank hit our shores. Waves have reached 30ft and more than a month's worth of rain has poured down across the region. It's the sixth storm to pummel Britain.

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'Only travel if essential' council warns

Devon County Council have warned people to take care and remain vigilant as Storm Frank continues to batter the West.

They've urged people to only travel if necessary, and to avoid coastal and river areas as water levels continue to rise and waves wash over seafronts.

  • Don’t travel unless absolutely essential – stay safe and stay home if possible.
  • Allow additional time for your journey and reduce your speed;
  • Drive with care and according to the conditions
  • Do not attempt to drive through flood water;
  • If you have vulnerable or elderly neighbours, check to see how they could possibly be helped

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