As Storm Eleanor approaches with wild winds and heavy rain, emergency services and flood defences across the region have been preparing.
High tides, rain and powerful winds are expected to hit the West Country and South West over the next 24-48 hours.
In Bridgwater Sedgemoor District Council has installed the flood barrier in Blake Gardens to make sure that the homes in St Saviours Avenue are protected. The barrier will be removed on Friday 5 January.
Bristol City Council is warning that the high tides could lead to flooding on low lying roads near the river and are urging those travelling through these areas to get to work, to consider alternative routes.
In Cheltenham, severe weather has already caused damage to memorials at the cemetery and crematorium. Fallen branches from cedar trees there have blocked one of the roads to the chapels. Contractors are already assessing the damage and preparing for the repair work.
- Bob Crampton has the weather forecast for the region.
The Environment Agency is warning of winds up to 80mph, high tides and large waves. Areas along the north coast of Devon and Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly could be affected from Tuesday 2 until Thursday 4 January.
Incident rooms in Devon and Cornwall have been opened, flood warnings issued and the Environment Agency's field teams are checking and closing flood gates.
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