AN amber weather warning of heavy rain for North Devon is still in place this morning.
It was issued yesterday after forecasters warned of possible localised flooding, with heavy rain and gale force winds hitting the region.
The amber-graded warning, which warns the public to ‘be prepared’, is in place for North Devon for the whole of today.
There are no warnings in place for tomorrow, with the severe weather expected to have passed.
But today's warning means flood alerts for several North Devon rivers which were issued on Friday are still in place and likely to remain.
The Environment Agency says flooding is still possible in the areas surrounding the River Caen, near Braunton, Bradiford Water and the River Yeo in Barnstaple and coastal streams between Braunton and Combe Martin.
All rivers on Exmoor are also on alert and the Upper River Tamar is listed as at risk of flooding, putting homeowners in Bude and Bridgerule at risk. The lower end of the River Taw, from Newnham Bridge, is also subject to an alert while the entire River Torridge is also at risk of flooding.
The A386 New Street, through Merton, is partially blocked in both directions at the Clarks Lane junction, because of a landslip.