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Floods: In Pictures

Flooded landscape

As east Devon and parts of Cornwall were hit by overnight flooding, about twenty five people were rescued from their homes and one pregnant woman from her car. Photo: Sally Bridgman.

Cars in snow

The unexpected hail and snowfall created morning scenes more suited to the depths of winter. Photo: Richard Wells.

River flooding road

Devon and Somerset fire service described the situation in the Ottery St Mary area as "absolute chaos". Photo: Neil Loomes.

Man standing on car

One man was trapped by flooding near Exeter. He was rescued by fire crews. Photo: Sylvia Eglingtron.

Car moved by floodwater

The deluge swamped the roads with enough force to move parked cars. Alex Wren of Metcombe, Ottery St Mary, woke to find his car written off by water damage.

Tractor in floodwater

And once the River Otter flooded its banks even farm vehicles struggled to get through the water. Photo: Andrew Morrish.

Cars swept away

Some vehicles suffered more than just water damage. Photo: Stuart Hunter.

Budleigh Salterton cricket pavilion

Many buildings suffered flood damage, including Budleigh Salterton's cricket pavilion. Photo: Courtney Richards.

Road cleared of snow

While the floods were causing problems for some, in other parts of the region heavy snowfall transformed country lanes into narrow canyons. Photo: Richard Grainger.

Thick snow

Susanne Reed, of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, reported that one rescue crew became stuck in a six-foot (1.8m) snow drift. Photo: Margaret Bargmann.

Car stuck in snowdrift

And some of those hit by the bad weather were left with little else to do but wait for a thaw. Photo: Jo Hardy.

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