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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 09:26 GMT
Roads flooded in stormy weather
Fire engine hoses
Emergency services have been busy in Devon and Cornwall
Roads were flooded and trees blown down in severe weather in the South West.

Fire crews were called to help flooded properties in Postbridge, Bradford and Broadhempston in Devon.

Council officials said storm debris had caused problems, with flooding at Broadclyst and trees down in Cockwood and Exeter.

The Cornwall tug, Anglian Princess, escorted a damaged Royal Navy ship into Plymouth after it radioed for help in the winds and rain overnight.

Motorist rescued

The RFA Largs Bay had lost most of its ability to steer and was in danger of hitting Eddytone Rock, south-west of Plymouth.

Henry Purbrick, from Falmouth Coastguards, said the vessel had difficulties in steering harsh weather on Tuesday after a fire in its engine room on the weekend near Lands End.

Devon County Council said there were trees down in a number of areas including Cockwood on the A379 and Reefords Lane in Exeter.

There was about 3ft of water on the flood plain between the Community College and Somerfield in Broadclyst.

A motorist was rescued from flood water on Old Exeter Road in Newton Abbot.

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