Network Rail says the Exeter to Taunton line, which had been hit by flooding at Cowley Bridge, will re-open at noon tomorrow, 18 hours earlier than anticipated. Train operators Cross Country and First Great Western have been advised that both up and down main lines will be available.
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from homes in Barnstaple after the River Yeo burst its banks.
A woman spent 50 minutes clinging to a branch after being swept away from her flooded car at Umberleigh in North Devon.
Braunton's brand new flood defences were unable to withstand their first test of flooding.