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North Devon flooding latest: Severe flood warnings issued for Barnstaple

21:28 22 December 2012

Braunton experienced its second round of flooding in 24 hours on Saturday evening.

Braunton experienced its second round of flooding in 24 hours on Saturday evening.


Pilton Community College has been opened as a refuge centre.

Flooding help

If you are in danger or worried about flooding call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

POLICE have opened a refuge centre in Pilton Community College after fears the River Yeo will burst its banks.

The river has been worryingly high all day and tonight the Environment Agency has issued two severe flood warnings.

The warnings cover the Snapper to Barnstaple area, including the Fish Farm, Underwood Meadows and The Old Water Mill and the Raleigh and Pilton areas of Barnstaple, including Raleigh Meadow, Green Meadow Drive and Pilton Park.

A police spokesman said: “The River Yeo is bursting its bank in Pilton and may require evacuation, if any residents require accommodation Pilton Community College has been opened for accommodation.

“All minor roads in area North of Barnstaple are also closed at this time due to rivers bursting banks, causing extensive flooding.

“Public are warned not to attempt to travel these roads and not to travel through any flooded roads.”

The A361 between Barnstaple and Braunton is still closed, as is the A39 from Barnstaple to Ilfracombe and the A399 from Barnstaple to Lynton.

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