VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Fresh flood warnings for East Devon as heavy rain continues

Fresh flood warnings for roads and low-lying land in East Devon have been issued by the Environment Agency (EA).

The EA said flooding was possible and river levels were expected to rise as a result of heavy rain forecast for Thursday, continuing overnight into Friday.

Flood warnings have been issued for the rivers Otter and Sid and the Exmouth area, River Axe, the Lower Exe area, and the River Clyst and its tributaries.

  • Video shows the River Clyst has breached its banks near Clyston Mill, at Broadclyst, flooding the driveway and public footpath.

The Environment Agency said its staff were monitoring river levels across the area and dealing with any blockages in places hit by floods.

Some 20mm of rain is expected to collect over the next 12-plus hours, and up to 30mm over some south-facing hills, the EA said.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “River levels are forecast to rise across Devon as a result of heavy rainfall.

“Flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible throughout Devon this afternoon and overnight into Friday.

“Several periods of heavy rain are likely from Thursday afternoon until early Friday.

“Overall accumulation of rain on saturated ground means we expect river levels to remain high for the coming days, and flood warnings may be needed.

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

“We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff across the area checking for, and clearing, blockages.”

  • Video: The River Clyst, at Broadclyst, has burst its banks near Clyston Mill.

The Clyston Mill  public footpath, through National Trust land at Broadclyst,  is impassable.

 

Busy time for East Devon fire crews as they rescue motorists stranded in flood water

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