Couple look out of their home's top floor window at flood below
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Severe flood warnings in South West as heavy rain falls

A severe flood warning has been issued for part of south-west England, as river levels rise after heavy rain.

The Environment Agency said lives were in danger in areas near the River Axe in Devon.

In Northumberland a man in his 20s died when his car came off a road during torrential rain.

Some 50 flood warnings and 131 flood alerts remain in England and Wales, while 10 flood warnings remain in force in Scotland.

Andrew Plant reports.

  • 07 Jul 2012
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