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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 acrossthe region.


With many A and B roads affected by flood water emergency services areadvising 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 stayaway from swollen rivers and streams. Please do not walk into flood water, itis exceptionally dangerous and don't be tempted to drive into flood water evenif you think you can make it to the other side. The roads remain a risk in manyareas due to surface water and flooding, abandoned vehicles, debris and fallentree branches. We are expecting more rain in the next 10 to 12 hours and ourmessage to people is to stay indoors, stay safe and be cautious. If you feelyour property is at risk of flooding please use the current break in theweather to take all necessary precautions to safeguard your property andprepare for potential evacuation."


Around 250 properties in Devon and Cornwall were affected by flood wateryesterday, however more than 150 people who were evacuated overnight have nowreturned home.

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