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VIDEO: Drivers Rescued From Rising Waters

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6:02am 19th December 2013

People have been rescued from their cars after getting stuck in flood water around Callington and Launceston.

It is after a wet and windy night - but forecasters warn Pirate FM there is more on the way.

Firefighters were scrambled to a number of drivers who got stranded as waters rose around them.

A spokesperson for Cornwall and Fire Rescue Service said: "The Fire and Rescue Service have attended a number of calls in the Launceston and Callington areas where people have been caught in their vehicles in rising floodwater on the roads.

"Heavy rain resulted in deep water in some places and a number of vehicles were involved. The Service assisted several people from their vehicles to a place of safety. None of these situations were life threatening.

"The service would like to remind drivers not enter flood water where they cannot be sure of the depth or of a safe exit."

There have also been flooding problems around Bude and Liskeard overnight. Teams at Launceston said they had been scrambled to seven flood-related incidents by 11pm on Wednesday night.

Plymouth recorded gusts of up to 85mph an hour and Cardinham was lashed by 3.5cm of rain in 24 hours.

The Environment Agency still has a series of flood warnings and flood alerts out for the Duchy. You can find the details and the advice being given here.

There is already another yellow weather warning out for the Duchy from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon.

It is feared that could hit the start of the Christmas getaway.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "An area of heavy rain is expected to cross the UK from Friday afternoon and through Saturday.  This will bring some locally large accumulations, particularly on hills, and following previous wet weather is likely to lead to some localised flooding across south Wales and southwest England.

"The public should be aware of the potential for disruption from flooding and keep up to date with latest forecasts and warnings from the Met Office and Environment Agency.

"A deep low pressure system is expected to move across the Atlantic later this week, arriving into western parts of the UK on Friday afternoon.

"With mild air and strong winds some large rainfall totals are possible, particularly over high ground in the south Wales and southwest England.

"There remains some uncertainty around this system and this alert is likely to be updated in the coming days, with the potential for the warning area to be extended east across more of southern England."

You can watch storm surges battering cars on Penzance promenade here...

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6:02am 19th December 2013

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