POLICE are urging people to be vigilant following epic flooding across
With many A and B roads affected by flood water emergency services are
advising people to only travel if absolutely necessary.
Superintendent Sarah Sharpe from Devon and Cornwall Police, said:
"We would ask people only to travel if they really have to and to stay
away from swollen rivers and streams. Please do not walk into flood water, it
is exceptionally dangerous and don't be tempted to drive into flood water even
if you think you can make it to the other side. The roads remain a risk in many
areas due to surface water and flooding, abandoned vehicles, debris and fallen
tree branches. We are expecting more rain in the next 10 to 12 hours and our
message to people is to stay indoors, stay safe and be cautious. If you feel
your property is at risk of flooding please use the current break in the
weather to take all necessary precautions to safeguard your property and
prepare for potential evacuation."
Around 250 properties in Devon and Cornwall were affected by flood water
yesterday, however more than 150 people who were evacuated overnight have now