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Last Updated: Wednesday November 17 2010 09:42 GMT

People trapped by Cornwall floods

Flooding in Cornwall

Heavy rain and strong winds have caused flooding and landslides in parts of Cornwall, south-west England, and left people trapped in their homes and cars.

Police have called it a "major flooding incident", but said there had been no injuries so far. They added that the rain had now stopped.

Floodwater up to two metres deep has been reported in some places.

Some schools have been shut and main roads have been closed. Trains in and out of Cornwall have been cancelled.

Rescue helicopters have been used to help free people who've become stuck by the floods.

People are being advised to not travel in the area.