the latest update at 05:32 this morning is as follows:

“Between 15 and 50 mm of rainfall has fallen over Devon in the past 24 hours with the highest amounts of rain falling on Dartmoor and Exmoor. Rivers have re-acted to this rainfall and are high across Devon. Further showers are forecast for Monday 28 October with some heavy showers possible. Rivers will remain high during Monday 28 October. We will continue to monitor the river levels and issue further updates as the situation develops.”

Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 04214 to get more information.

Well done to the DCC county control teams and Cllr Stuart Hughes, who have been up all night transmitting information and organising for roads to be cleared of fallen trees.

In my ward it seems the main problem is a large fallen tree between Sidford and Sidbury, but there will undoubtedly be a lot of debris around, particularly in areas such as West Hill, where there are lots of trees.

On the way into Exeter from East Devon, beware of fallen trees at the Cat and Fiddle pub and the Bowd Inn, both on the A3052.

Will have a quick drive around to check any local problems, before I head off to county hall this morning.