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Wet year raises Westcountry flooding concerns
9:37am Friday 2nd November 2012 in Devon
Devon and the South West is top of the table for flooding concerns after months of wet weather has left the ground soaked.
The Environment Agency has warned that rivers and aquifers are full and the ground is saturated after the wettest April to June on record and heavy rain in July, September and October.
The agency has warned that people should be ready for floods even if there is only a small amount of rain.
Sarah Jackson, the Met Office's chief adviser to the government, said: "We are heading into the winter period which is traditionally the wetter period of the year in the UK.
"Because the ground is so wet, if we do have any prolonged heavy rainfall in any part of the country, there is going to be heightened risk of flooding."
Peter Fox - of the Environment Agency - said it was most concerned about south west England and Wales.