PHOTOS: Skips delivered to help Braunton flood clean up

Volunteers are meeting this morning (Fri) to help residents and businesses clean up after the flooding.

SKIPS will be provided in Caen Street car park in Braunton this morning (Fri) from 10am until 3pm to help local residents with the flood clean ups.

Many shops in the village were left devastated after the village was flooded twice in 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.

The Environment Agency said between 20 and 30 houses were evacuated in the village in what was one of the wettest summers for Devon in history.

North Devon District Council will be providing the skips as a team of volunteers meet to help flood-stricken residents and businesses.

Lead member for the Environment Cllr Rodney Cann said: “We are making extra skips available in Braunton tomorrow in response to a request from those organising the clean-up.

“We hope it will help local residents dispose of flood damaged items although we would reiterate our advice to check with your insurers before throwing anything away.”

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More rain is predicted for the coming few days and residents still remain on alert, though the Environment Agency has downgraded the flood warnings from ‘severe’ to ‘flood alert’.

A flood surgery, organised by Devon County Council and the Environment Agency, will be held in Braunton Parish Hall on Thursday, January 3, from 12pm - 7pm.

Residents are invited to drop in and bring photos and videos of the flooding, or alternatively can email them to floodrisk@devon.gov.uk

For more photos showing the aftermath of the flooding in Braunton click the gallery in the top right of the page.

Send your photos to sarah.howells@archant.co.uk, post them on the North Devon Gazette Facebook page or tweet us @Northdevon24.

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