Homes in Clawton near Holsworthy narrowly avoided being flooded after extreme rainfall last night Tuesday). More than 60ml of rainwater fell, overtopping flood defences along the River Claw. Fire fighters and Environment Agency (EA) staff used sandbags to prevent water reaching a dozen homes. A spokesperson for the EA said no homes were flooded or evacuated. She said: There was a period of extreme rainfall overnight when more than 60ml was recorded. There were further heavy showers this morning bur river levels dropped after 11am. A number of road closures were put in place in the Holsworthy area to prevent vehicles driving into flood and surface water. The A388 is closed both ways with slow traffic due to flooding by the River Claw between Chasty Lane (Holsworthy) and Prince Philip Road (Launceston). Earlier this morning the A3072 at Anvil Corner was partially blocked due to flooding, The B3232 at Huntshaw Cross (between Torrington and Barnstaple) was also partially blocked earlier today due to surface water. The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Upper River Tamar. Fire fighters are urging people not to enter floodwater and to respect road closure signs. Have you spotted any flooding? Email your pictures to email@example.com.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.