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The West Country's lucky escapes and near misses during Storm Dennis

A yellow warning is in place for wind until 11am in parts of the region Credit: Hicks Gate Fire Station

Today [February 17] the West Country is waking up to day three of Storm Dennis aftermath.

Several weather warnings have been in place across the region over the last couple of weeks and the full effects of prolonged bad weather are being felt.

No one was seriously injured Credit: Hicks Gate Fire Station

People in Hanham, near Bristol, bore the brunt of the storm's tail end when a tree came crashing through a block of flats.

Fire crews arrived at the scene last night and 'a few' people were treated for minor injuries, including a young child.

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In Porlock in Somerset one driver had a very lucky escape after their car washed away in floodwater.

Emergency services are urging people not to drive through Fords and flood water wherever possible.

The driver escaped before the car became lodged under the footbridge Credit: Porlock Fire Station

Devon and Cornwall have been subject to landslides during the heavy rain, with police advising one resident in Exeter to leave his home.

I didn't know what had happened until the police knocked on my door and said I get out of my house because there had been a landslide. That was about 12.30pm.

I saw my fence had ended up in the main road along with my dustbin, a watering can and garden hose. They were worried the shed would fall into the main road so they had closed the road

– Ray Bibby, Exonia Park resident

Fencing and a tree stump, fell away from Ray's garden yesterday afternoon, causing disruption along Dunsford Road.

Highways crews have attended 205 emergencies across Gloucestershire after Storm Dennis produced a month's worth of rain over three days.

Due to widespread flooding, some roads in the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury remain closed.

The A48 at Aylburton was closed over the weekend due to flooding Credit: @GlosRoads

Despite the violent weather conditions - charity fundraiser 'Speedo Mick' is still living up to his name and continuing his journey to lands end in just a pair of swimming briefs.

He updated his 40,000+ followers about his progress in Cornwall on Twitter.

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