Schools close as flooding hits East Devon

PUBLISHED: 14:25 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:35 21 November 2016

Flash floods on Sidmouth's roads

Flash floods on Sidmouth's roads


So far, 14 schools have closedafter Devon and Dorset was hit by torrential rain and wind.

Several schools in East Devon have closed today (Monday) after torrential rain and severe winds caused chaos across the county.

Devon County Council has announced the following schools have closed until tomorrow:

• Otterton Church Of England Primary School

• Ottery St Mary Primary School

• Broadhembury Church Of England Primary

• Farway Church Of England Primary School

• Shute Community Primary School

• Offwell Church Of England Primary School

• Kilmington Primary School

• Tipton St John Church Of England Primary School

• Feniton Church Of England Primary School

• Membury Community School

• Branscombe Church Of England Primary School

The Environment Agency is reporting that heavy rain is expected to fall over the coming hours, with 25mm of rain expected over a twelve-hour period, with the possibility of some areas getting 60mm.


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