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Cornwall's Storms: £10 Million Promised for Flood-Hit Businesses

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7:05am 17th February 2014
(Updated 7:05am 17th February 2014)

10 million pounds is being promised to support flood-hit businesses clean up and carry on trading.

The Prime Minister has announced the cash after Cornwall was battered by yet another storm.

Huge waves driven by 80 mile an hour gales left homes and businesses from Newlyn to Looe underwater on Friday.

According to a surf buoy, one at Penzance measured 92ft.

Chris Wilson has a holiday cottage on the Prom, where parts of the sea wall crumbled into the road: "It started really with the spray coming up over these lampposts, landing on the roof and then pouring down and filling the garden; my wife and I were here just keeping the water out of the cottage.

"The road - it became part of the sea because effectively the storm drains couldn't cope with the water because the tide was so high. This storm wall is all broken up and at one point this gate was completely washed through with a wave that went straight down the garden.

"Our concern is if we have more storms it's going to have the same again. I'm getting too old to be bailing, for about three and a half hours, buckets over a wall. I know a lot of people here couldn't do it and in fact, the fire service had to evacuate several elderly people from along this row of cottages."

During a visit to the damaged harbour town on Saturday, the Shadow Environment Minister told Pirate FM she will push David Cameron to make sure Cornwall gets the same level of support.

As half-term gets underway, Maria Eagle is among those backing the message Cornwall is open for business: "This is coastal communities not just those who've, admittedly, have been affected very badly as individuals by the flooding that we're seeing in the Somerset Levels and the Thames Valley. I mean the damage here can have similarly extensive consequences in economic terms and for people's livelihoods here."

All trains in and out of Cornwall were suspended on Saturday because of flooding and the line at Dawlish took another battering.

The main line from Plymouth has reopened but some services are still cancelled on Monday.

First Great Western has set up a travel advice page for passengers concerned about whether their journey will be affected.

7:05am 17th February 2014

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