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Police urge people to be vigilant following flooding

By NDJNicole  |  Posted: November 25, 2012

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POLICE are urging people to be vigilant following epic flooding across

the region.


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

returned home.

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