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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Braunton flooding latest - evening update

By NDJPhilippa  |  Posted: December 22, 2012

  • Flooding in Braunton, North Devon

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FIVE fire crews remain in Braunton tonight as attempts are made to contain the continuing floods. 

The severe flooding experienced in the North Devon village started in the early hours of this morning

Click here to view a full photo gallery of flooding in Braunton, North Devon today.

Most of the businesses and numerous homes in the town have been affected.

Tonight three coastguard teams from Ilfracombe, Lynmouth and Combe Martin are handing out sandbags in all areas of Braunton while five fire service pumping appliances are currently deployed near to Braunton School.

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VIDEO: Flooding in Braunton today:

A spokesman from the coastguard said they were hopeful the heavy rainfall experienced today will ease tonight to prevent further flooding chaos across North Devon. 

Coastguard teams are dealing with flooding emergencies tonight in Muddiford, Brayford, Hartland and Combe Martin.The fire service is dealing with flooding in Braunton, Barnstaple and Combe Martin.

VIDEO: Flooding in Braunton today:

Police confirmed all roads north of Barnstaple are currently closed with a number of motorists becoming stranded travelling back from last minute Christmas shopping. 

Currently the A361 Braunton Road is closed from Wrafton onwards other roads affected by the flooding are the A39 Shirwell Road, the A399 in Combe Martin, the A377 at Chulmleigh and the B3231 Saunton Road.

For further advice on preparing for flooding visit the environment agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk 

To report flooding incidents which are not posing a risk to life, contact 0300 1234 100.

VIDEO: Flooding in Braunton High Street today:

Do you have any photos of flooding in North Devon? Email your photos to emma.glanfield@northcliffedigital.co.uk or send them to us on Twitter: @ThisisNDevon.

Click here to view a weather forecast for North Devon for the next four days.

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