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Flood warnings in place across Devon
4:32pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
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- Heavy rainfall across the county
- Clovelly in Norton Devon badly hit
- Flood warnings on River Lowman in Tiverton
FIREFIGHTERS received a call received from a man in the Woolsery area of Bideford, who was trapped in fast flowing flood water on his tractor.
Police had also received a call regarding the same incident.
One fire appliance from Hartland was mobilised along with the special rescue team from Barnstaple.
While efforts were being made to locate the farmworker on his tractor, police had liaised with RAF Chivenor and deployed the helicopter for his rescue.
The farmworker was rescued by helicopter at about 4.30pm.
THIS still from a video posted on video sharing site YouTube shows the extent of flooding in Clovelly, North Devon. To watch the video, click here.
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ENVIRONMENT Agency officials have issued two flood warnings for the River Lowman in Tiverton.
Properties and roads in low lying areas of Tiverton, including Tiverton Business Park, Chapel Street, Station Road, Lowman Green, Blundells Road and Tumbling Fields are among areas affected.
There is also an advisory in place for the Station Road, Lowman Green and Old Blundells areas of Tiverton.