WEATHER WARNING: Stay alert and take care in Plymouth
POLICE are urging flood-hit Devon and Cornwall people not to drop their guard.
Although rain is now clearing away eastward, people should remain vigilant.
Walkers were warned by HM Coastguard is to stay away from rivers and coastal paths which could be unstable. If you are walking on beaches, stay away from cliffs as they may pose a risk.
Motorists should drive carefully and be aware of surface water, potholes and the potential for landslips.
Do not walk into flood water – it is exceptionally dangerous. And don’t be tempted to drive into flood water even if you think you can make it to the other side.
Across the two counties about 245 properties were affected by floodwater over the weekend, including 30 commercial properties.
A number of people were evacuated, but most of them have now returned home.
Most of the roads closed over the weekend have now re-opened, police say.
But more heavy showers are expected during Christmas day, especially in the evening, and into Boxing Day.
River levels remain high. Although they are generally receding, this could easily change as more rain falls across the region over the coming days.