Residential streets were flooded in the town of Ottery St Mary in Devon, southwest England after a period of heavy rain on 09 September, 2019.
Flood water was about 50cm deep in some streets of Ottery St Mary. Flood water had to be pumped from at least 10 properties. Police urged people to avoid affected areas. Public transport was severely disrupted.
A yellow thunderstorm warning was in place for southwest England. Around 15mm of rain fell in 2 hours to 15:00 and 24 mm in 24 hours on 09 September.
Local water company, South West Water said that the unusually heavy rainfall hit before a new section of pipe had been completed and that this may have contributed to the flooding.
— Express & Echo (@ExpressandEcho) September 9, 2019
Mill Street Ottery St Mary is now fully open following the flood this afternoon. May we thank the local farmer who helped clear the road and to the kind lady and gentleman who kept the Police and @DSFireUpdates fed and watered.
Thanks PCSO SIMS pic.twitter.com/LWTO8c5AOt
— Ottery St Mary Police (@otterypolice) September 9, 2019