Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Storm Bill Rises

Porthleven storm
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

5:29pm 9th January 2014


The repair bill in the wake of Cornwall's perfect storm rises.

The Council thinks fixing the damage caused by two weeks of heavy rain and gales will cost two million pounds.

Beach huts at Bude were hit; part of Newquay's Fistral surf centre collapsed and the harbour hut at Portreath was torn down.

An emergency fund has being set up to help flood victims.

More than sixty homes and businesses were hit by the storms.

The Cornwall Community Foundation is now appealing for donations.

Meantime Duchy MEP Graham Watson says there is aid available from Europe - if the government asks for it: "It certainly is a matter of urgency but I hope too that they won't leave it at that, that they will recognise that there is a longer term challenge to deal with the effects of climate change to make sure that when there are extreme weather events we are better prepared.

"It seems to me crazy not to apply for money that is there available to member states as part of one of our benefits of being in the European Union, to help out with situations like this."

5:29pm 9th January 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
jack-knifed lorry

UPDATE: A30 Crashes As Hail Storms Hit

Collisions spark delays at Bolventor and Tolvaddon

unexploded device

WATCH: Storm Doris Sparks Explosives Warning

What to do if you see something on Cornwall's beaches

Most read
plymouth station

UPDATE: Cornwall Man Charged With ABH

It's after an assault at Plymouth station

storms penzance 1

UPDATE: Strong Winds Spark Flood Alerts

It's for the south Cornwall coast on Monday morning

Top articles

UPDATE: A30 Crashes As Hail Storms Hit

Cornwall News: Collisions spark delays at Bolventor and Tolvaddon

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Millions of eggs on UK shelves to lose free range status

National News: Millions of eggs on UK shelves are set to temporarily lose their free range status following measures to prevent the spread of bird flu.

One Person "In Shock" After Crash

Cornwall News: Collision happened near Hayle on Saturday night

Oscars gaffe: PwC consultant Brian Cullinan behind La La Land mix-up

Showbiz News: Accountant Brian Cullinan has been named by his firm PwC as the main culprit for the "series of mistakes" that led to the biggest blunder in Oscars history.

Australian man arrested for 'helping IS develop missiles'

World News: An Australian man has been charged with helping Islamic State develop missiles, police said.

Foxes' first win of 2017 amid fan protests over Ranieri sacking

Sports News: Leicester City proved there is life after Claudio Ranieri by winning their first match of 2017 - days after the man that led them to last season's Premier League title was sacked.

Police officer commandeers gritter lorry to find missing boy

Strange News: A missing boy has been found thanks to a quick-thinking police officer who commandeered a gritter lorry to track him down.

Newer article

Girl Trapped in Quarry

Cornwall News: Two hour rescue operation launched after fourteen year old slipped on rocks

Older article

Philippines Disaster: Cornish Flight Crews Arrive Home

Cornwall News: Teams who helped over Christmas are back in Helston

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.