Map, Video & Pictures: Areas in and around Exeter battered by flooding
A round-up of the areas in and around Exeter that have been hit by flooding over the last three days.
Scroll through the pictures to see images of flooding across Exeter.
See below for the astounishing video of a flooded Devon taken from a police helicopter yesterday.
After a morning of severe gales – during which 70mph gusts were recorded on the Isles of Scilly and at Berry Head on the South Devon coast – torrential rain then swept across the region in the afternoon.
Emergency services and highways crew responded to hundreds of calls, mainly to flooded roads, fallen trees but also to help secure damaged buildings. The most serious accident happened on the A3079 at Beaworthy, near Okehampton, shortly after 4pm in which one man died. The storm caused misery for travellers, with rail services being suspended between Exeter and Taunton because of flood damage to the track.
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See below for a collection of videos from the floods:
Grand Western Canal breaks banks:
Devon after the rain:
Flooding in Dawlish: