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9:02am 9th May 2014

Cornwall sends a letter to the PM about that "money is no object" pledge over storm repairs.

The Council needs more than 21 million pounds to fix the damage from Penzance Prom to Kingsand and Bude.

Officials are warning they could have to raid reserves, amid fears they will only get 1 million.

Paul Berrick lives in Porthleven where the harbour took a battering: "There's been quite a lot of damage to the boats, there's been damage to the harbour bulks, all the boats have been pulled out so obviously there's been a big cost to the fishing community."

Looe was flooded more than once.

Shaun from Dave's Diner says the town needs more protection: "Every time I mention it to somebody I say to them it's going to be like Boscastle; you're not going to get anything done until something drastic happens and you get some poor old dear being airlifted off her chimney.

"We need a breakwater or something out in the bay really to stop these surges because that's what floods Looe out. It can be perfectly calm one minute and then one surge will come and it'll flood Looe out within three or four minutes."

Councillor John Pollard wrote the letter to David Cameron.

He says: "If we can't get government assistance we're going to have to find the money ourselves. Cornwall Council is in a position where we have diminishing resources and little or no ability to raise more revenue; we would have to find it from existing bodies of money.

"In terms of the storm damage we're trying very hard to be in a position where we can get things back to normal as quickly as we can. We have done the emergency stuff that makes people safe, we have secured our coastline in that way but there are more important and long-term works that need to be done."

9:02am 9th May 2014

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