Devon and Cornwall flood alert as rain sweeps in

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People living near a number of Devon and Cornwall rivers are being warned about flooding on Sunday night with heavy rain expected over the counties.

The Met Office is forecasting up to 3in (80mm) of rain for parts of the South West over the next 48 hours.

The Environment Agency said the Teign, Dart, Exe, Otter, Axe and Torridge rivers could be affected by the rain.

The Yealm, Tamar and Tavy rivers might also start to rise, the agency has warned.

The Environment Agency said: "Significant disruption, including disruption to travel and flooding of properties and communities, is possible.

"Strong winds will increase the risk of flooding as wind-blown debris has the potential to block watercourses and drains."

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