'Lucky To Be Alive'.

There was commuter chaos this morning in and around Plymouth and the rest of Devon after heavy overnight rainfall.  

Two dozen flood warnings - a more serious alert requiring immediate action - were issued, all in the West Country and the highest rainfall overnight was on Dartmoor, with 33mm in 12 hours. 

By 10:30 Devon & Somerset fire and rescue service received 311 calls for assitance, they have attended 51 incidents due to flooding with 38 incidents still on-going. 

Community support officer Sarah Giles, from the Topsham area of Exeter, wrote on her Twitter page: "Honestly guys, roads have become rivers lots of surface water some quite deep. 

"Slow down, it's safer, and it's considerate.'' 

The Environment Agency issued more than 60 flood alerts - 50 of which were in the South West. 

In Tamerton Foliot a women driver recons she is 'lucky to be alive', after being dragged out the back window of her car by a passer-by on his way to work. 

He waded into the waist deep water in his work suite to help the lady. 

Avril Clark tells us about her escape: CLICK HERE

To keep up to date will all the latest road closures, school closures and flood alerts CLICK HERE 

Below is a video of the recently refurbished Kings Arms in Tamerton Foliet this was the scene taken some 4 hours after the flooding started.

Thanks to Nick Houghton for the video: 

The landlords have yet to see the damage caused to their pub.

If you have any photos or videos of the flooding in your area and want to share them then please send them to 


On twitter go to: @heart_southwest to keep up to date.

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