Heavy rainfall and flash flooding has closed a main road in Braunton this evening (Saturday). Caen Street quickly became flooded this afternoon and was closed by police for several hours. Residents in the village reported water spouting from drains in the village and the main road began to fill with water. It was a harsh reminder for many business owners of the severe floods which devastated the village in December 2012. Many had their flood prevention gates at the ready, but some shops and pubs were still hit. The water has reportedly now drained away. The Mariners pub in South Street was one of the businesses affected. They said on Facebook: The Owners of The Mariners Arms would like to offer their most sincere, heartfelt, enormous and unending gratitude & thanks to the AMAZING LOCALS who yet again took to their best to try and help protect our business from ANOTHER FLOOD - you are all INCREDIBLE & WE CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH. To all of you who got absolutely soaked and were knee deep in water, endeavouring to help us stop the flood that had already entered from the front, back and sides of our livelihood - AGAIN, THANK YOU. Fifteen minutes of rain and AGAIN we have been flooded. The Braunton News has also reportedly been hit. River levels are reportedly still high in the village but the forecast for tomorrow is looking brighter.Check back for more news as we have it.