Rescue from floodwater

PUBLISHED: 15:40 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:42 26 November 2012

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Eight people helped to safety after flooding threatens homes in Feniton.

Firefighters helped eight people as well as dogs and a canary to safety after floodwater threatened their homes in Feniton.

Crews from Honiton and Ottery St Mary attended the incident on Saturday, November 24, at 10.13pm.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The floodwater was threatening around 50 homes, but fortunately only entered a couple of properties.

“However, the rising water was within millimetres of entering other properties.”

Those affected were taken to a local football club.

Fire crews pumped out the affected properties.


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