WHEN the flood waters rushed into her home in Axminster, Joan
Venus (pictured with the Bishop of Exeter, the Rt
Revd Michael Langrish) was left standing in a foot of water,
shouting for help through an open window until the firefighters
arrived to rescue her.
Among other elderly people who also had to be evacuated was
Sylvia Watkin, aged 90, who is nearly blind. She could not see the
flood waters rising around her until the firemen arrived and moved
her to an ...
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