North Devon is battening down the hatches as it prepares for Storm Imogen to hit tonight (Sunday). Gale force winds, large waves and heavy showers will all increase the risk of further flooding in North Devon. Yesterday the region was battered by heavy rainfall and tonight storm force winds are expected to lead to overtopping waves and spray. Jonathan Day, Environment Agency duty flood risk manager said: Storm Imogen will lead to large waves and spray along the south and south-west coastal parts of England on Sunday night and Monday. We understand it is tempting to see the force of Mother Nature but people should take extreme care on coastal paths and not put themselves and rescue workers at risk. Please listen to the advice of the coastguard and the police about safe places to be. Flooding of low lying coastal roads is also possible and people should also avoid driving through flood water. Yesterday the region experienced major road disruptions as surface water flooded the roads. Drivers across the region are being urged to check the weather and driving conditions before setting out on journeys and pay particular attention to exposed locations such as coastal and high lying areas and bridges which could be affected by the high winds. Gary Webb from Highways England said: We are working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and would encourage drivers, especially those driving high sided vehicles, motorcycles or considering a trip with a caravan, to consider driving conditions before setting off as they could be difficult. If you do have to make a journey by road be prepared, plan your journey in advance and check the latest weather conditions along your route. Be aware of sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space. In the event of persistent high winds we may need to close bridges to traffic for a period, so please be alert for warnings of closures and follow signed diversion routes.