PHOTOS: Torrential rain leaves parts of Exmouth under several inches of floodwater

Torrential rain in East Devon on Thursday afternoon (August 27) resulted in Exmouth residents and businesses dealing with floodwater several inches deep.

Parts of the town were left under water and a sinkhole appeared after heavy rain fell and the Met office issued a weather warning.

A large stretch of St Andrews Road was flooded, a sinkhole appeared in Montpellier Road, and paddleboards were used as a mode of transport when rainwater left Granary Lane impassable in Budleigh Salterton.

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St Andrew’s Road was under floodwater.
Photo: Rick George.

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A sink hole appeared in Montpellier Road, Exmouth.
Photo: Sharon Groves.

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Parts of the Magnolia Centre flooded when a drain became blocked.

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A blocked drain in the Magnolia Centre had to be cleared when backed-up floodwater threatened to seep into shop doors.

A section of Montpellier Road, was closed to traffic to safeguard motorists from driving into the large pothole.

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