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Last Updated: Thursday November 18 2010 11:50 GMT

Huge clean-up begins in flood-hit Cornwall

Person clearing mud in the clean-up of flood-hit Cornwall

Some buildings are swamped by mud that's a metre deep

A huge clean-up operation has begun in flood-hit Cornwall in south-west England.

Heavy rain on Tuesday night has left streets and homes flooded with dirty, smelly water and mud.

More than 100 families had to leave their homes and spend the night in temporary accommodation.

Officials are checking out the flood damage, but it's not yet known how much money will be needed to get things back to normal.

BBC weatherman Chris Fawkes talks to Ricky about the Cornwall floods

BBC weatherman Chris Fawkes talks to Ricky about the floods.

A 700-year-old bridge in Lostwithiel has been shut while engineers check it for damage.

The Eden Project has also said it expects to be closed for at least a week while it clears up.