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VIDEO: Floods Feared As Next Storm Batters Cornwall

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7:05am 14th February 2014
(Updated 7:05am 14th February 2014)

More flooding is feared as Cornwall is battered by the latest storm to sweep in from the Atlantic.

Officials fear seven metre high waves could smash through defences on the south coast - driven on by 80mph winds.

A flood warning has been issued for the entire south coast, while the north coast is on a flood alert.

The council says it is particularly concerned about Kingsand, Fowey, Mevagissey, Looe and Lamorna.

It comes as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Cornwall, including Porthleven, to meet those hit by weeks of storm surges.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: "Strong winds, tidal surge and large waves are expected to cause flooding at exposed locations over the high tide on Friday evening. Locations with damage to defences, buildings and structures, will be especially vulnerable to the predicted large waves. These locations include: Penzance, Newlyn Green, Marazion, Longrock, Porthleven, St Mawes, Pentewan, Looe, Seaton, Kingsand, Cawsand and Plymouth.

"The time of high water on Friday is between 16:41 at Newlyn and 17:49 at Plymouth. At Plymouth the predicted astronomical tide level is 1.93mAOD. The forecast surge height is up to 850mm, with South South Westerly winds up to Force 9, and wave heights of up to 5-7 metres. Conditions in exposed locations will be dangerous so please remain a safe distance from coastal frontages. Conditions will usually apply 2 to 4 hours either side of high tide."

The Met Office has issued two amber weather warnings, the second highest level of alert possible, for wind and rain.

A spokesperson said: "A spell of heavy rain is expected to affect much of Cornwall, south and east Devon, along with parts of Somerset and Dorset during Friday morning, clearing to the east during the afternoon. 15-25 mm of rain will fall widely within the Amber warning area with 40 mm possible in a few places.

"The public should be prepared for further disruption due to both surface water and river flooding.

"The heaviest rain will affect southwest England during Friday morning, clearing to the east in the afternoon.

"A further period of very strong winds is possible across southern and southeastern counties of England from Friday afternoon, overnight into Saturday morning. Gusts of 70 mph are likely in the Amber warning area with isolated 80 mph gusts possible along most exposed parts of the south coast. Winds will ease from the west during Saturday morning.

"The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel as well as trees being uprooted and perhaps damage to buildings. The very strong winds will be accompanied by large waves along the south coast and the public should also be aware of these potentially dangerous conditions and also the possibility of coastal flooding."

Speaking to Pirate FM on a visit to Cornwall, Nick Clegg said: "Clearly Cornwall has been hit hard by this unprecedented weather but I think the most striking impression I leave with is the desire of everybody to bounce back as soon as possible.

"I've just spoken to a number of businesses, who depend heavily on visitors from elsewhere in the country, who say, 'Look, we're still open for business.'

"Cornwall hasn't come to a standstill. Yes, there's a lot of repair work to be done. Yes, there are a lot of people who need help. But the best help we can give them is to say loud and clear to people here and elsewhere in the country that Cornwall is open for business. Because if everyone stays away it is only going to get worse."

Watch the massive waves roll in at Charlestown here...

7:05am 14th February 2014

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