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Six rescued from caravans at flooded holiday park in Minehead

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: November 25, 2012

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Six people were rescued from caravans at a flooded holiday park in Minehead last night.

Two fire crews from the town were called to Hoburne Holiday Park, Blue Anchor West, at 1.15pm after reports that the park was under water.

They were joined by another two crews from Williton and Bridgwater's specialist water rescue team.

Crews checked 95 caravans, and rescued six people from the flooded park by inflatable boat.

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It was one of more than 400 emergency calls received by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service last night as the region was hit by severe flooding for the third time in four days.

The most severe emergencies occurred in Devon, notably in Exeter where a woman in her 20s was killed and two injured by a falling tree shortly before midnight.

Click here for the latest Somerset weather forecast.

At 8am this morning, more than 150 flood warnings and alerts were in place across the South West, including areas near all rivers in Somerset.

For live updates and the latest Environment Agency flood information, see the panel below.


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