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11:47am 21st December 2012
(Updated 11:47am 21st December 2012)

It is the calm between the storms for Cornwall.

Homes and businesses are clearing up from Thursday's floods, which saw up to two and a half inches of rain dumped on Bodmin Moor.

Overnight a woman has had to be rescued when she got trapped in her car at Praze an Beeble.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue said: "One crew of five firefighters from Camborne attended a call to a lady who was stranded in her vehicle after driving into flood water. The flood water was still and two firefighters approached on foot wearing dry suits and using depth measuring sticks.

"The lady was led from her vehicle to safety. The vehicle had to be abandoned in the flood water as the water was too deep for crews to recover it."

There are still flood warnings in force. The Environment Agency has them in place for: River Cober from Wendron to Lowertown; River Cober At Helston.

While other flood warnings have been stood down officials said: "While levels on the River Cober are gradually falling at present, the levels at Loe Pool are gradually rising. This could increase the flood risk at Helston. We are closely monitoring the situation and have measures in place to manage water levels in Loe Pool."

There are also ten flood alerts in place.You can get the latest updates here.

The Met Office has amber warnings of more bad weather for Saturday, Sunday and Christmas Eve. A forecaster said: "Further bands of heavy rain accompanied by strong winds are expected to move north-eastwards across the southwest of England through Saturday and Sunday. Given that the ground is already saturated, the public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding and disruption to travel."

That could mean another 20-30mm across Cornwall with up to 50-60mm on higher ground. It will be falling onto saturated ground, struggling to cope with the rain we have already had.

But forecasters think Christmas Day itself should be much brighter and drier.

11:47am 21st December 2012

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