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.
The unexpected hail and snowfall created morning scenes more suited to the depths of winter. Photo: Richard Wells.
Devon and Somerset fire service described the situation in the Ottery St Mary area as "absolute chaos". Photo: Neil Loomes.
One man was trapped by flooding near Exeter. He was rescued by fire crews. Photo: Sylvia Eglingtron.
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.
And once the River Otter flooded its banks even farm vehicles struggled to get through the water. Photo: Andrew Morrish.
Some vehicles suffered more than just water damage. Photo: Stuart Hunter.
Many buildings suffered flood damage, including Budleigh Salterton's cricket pavilion.
Photo: Courtney Richards.
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.
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.
And some of those hit by the bad weather were left with little else to do but wait for a thaw. Photo: Jo Hardy.