SOUTH Devon was on storm watch on Saturday morning as winds of up to 80mph lashed the coast.
Heavy rain added to the problems, with fallen branches and standing water causing problems on the roads.
Firefighters dealt with flooding in east Devon, and ferry crossings between Plymouth and roscoff were disrupted.
According to the Environment Agency, the whole of the coast from Plymouth to Lyme Regis was on 'Flood Watch'.
The Met Office predicted severe gales until mid-afternoon on Saturday.
The National Coastwatch weather station at Froward Point near Kingswear reported gusts of up to 75mph at around 10am, with constant winds of 'strong gale' force according to the Beaufort Scale, and gusts reaching 'violent storm'.