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Storm Dennis causes more damage across the West Country with more than 40 weather warnings in place

Lydeny Rugby Club is one of may places dealing with the affects of Storm Dennis Credit: David Arnott

Businesses and homes have been flooded and transport has been widely disrupted as day two of Storm Dennis wreaks havoc in the West Country.

More than 40 amber and yellow weather warnings are in place across the region.

The Environment Agency has called Storm Dennis a 'national event' and has urged members of the public to only travel when necessary and pay attention to road closures.

The yellow warning for wind, which was due to expire at noon today [February 16] has been extended until 11am tomorrow.

Yesterday the effects of the storm were widespread, with flights cancelled and fallen trees blocking travel routes.

Dennis showed no signs of letting up this morning, with hundreds of people having to alter their travel plans as of flood waters forced rail lines to close.

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More than 600 hundreds homes are estimated to have lost power shortly after 10am this morning [16 February] in and around Truro.

The storm also caused power cuts in Bodmin, Crofthandy and Mount Ambrose.

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The quick succession of Storm Dennis taking over from last week's Storm Ciara has meant residents and businesses are battling against the elements again, before taking time to repair damage already done.

Lydney Rugby Club in Gloucestershire woke up to the devastating sight of their grounds being completely flooded.

As well as the grounds, the community hub has also faced severe flooding and the club says it doesn't know when it'll be able to reopen.

  • Pictures from David Arnott / Lydney Rugby Club

A farm in Gloucester has also been unable to cope with the heavy rainfall.

Lynmouth Coastguard have branded surfers as 'irresponsible' for taking to the fast-flowing river Lyn.

It says actions like this puts other people at risk as well as themselves, and its urging members of the public to be sensible during weather warnings.

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The persistent heavy rain flooded this road in Newton Abbot last night, with diversions and road closures still in place today.

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Authorities in Devon have reported that members of the public have been ignoring, and even removing, road warning signs.

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A popular Italian restaurant in Yeovil felt the effects of Storm Dennis early-on last night, as one of the exterior walls came down.

The Ask Italian on Princess Street was seen surrounded by rubble this morning, it is not yet known if anyone was injured when the wall collapsed.

The wall came down on the same day hundreds of homes in Somerset were left without power Credit: Somerset Live/BPM Media

One cyclist in Devon has captured the floods running through a pedestrian tunnel.

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To check weather warnings in your area, head to the Met Office website.