PHOTOS: Fresh flood warnings issued for Exmouth, Sidmouth and Ottery as overnight rain expected

The Environment Agency (EA) has warned further flooding is possible in the Exmouth, Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary areas as heavy rain is forecast overnight (Sunday, November 24).

The EA said it was ‘constantly’ monitoring river levels and warned the Rivers Otter and Sid would remain high and overnight flooding was possible because of Sunday’s expected rain, going into Monday morning.

Residents are being warned to be prepared for possible overnight flooding.

This afternoon the EA said it was constantly monitoring river levels and would issue further updates if the situation changed.

An EA spokesperson said: “Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over East Devon.

“This has resulted in river levels rising.

“Further rain is forecast overnight into Monday morning.

“This will cause river levels to remain high in the area.

“Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.”


Saturday’s floodwater on the A376 just past The Saddlers, near Exmouth. Photos: Paula Jayne.


Maer Lane, Exmouth, was impassable on Saturday.
Photo: Kevin Hockings.

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