Police have evacuated people from their homes in a Cornwall town as rising river levels threatens to flood their properties.
Residents were led to safety in Helston after the River Cober rose rapidly following heavy rainfall.
The Environment Agency said widespread flooding of properties was "imminent", and has a severe flood warning - its highest level, meaning there is a danger to life - in place for St Johns Road, St Johns Close, Coronation Park and Loe Pool in the town.
Cornwall Council said it was opening a rest centre at Epworth Hall in Coinagehall Street, and that fire services in the area were prioritising emergency calls to those where life was at risk.
Fire crews had been called to about 70 flood-related incidents across Cornwall since midnight, the council said.