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See the flooding after the rain in Cornwall

See the flooding after the rain in Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:29am 2nd April 2018. (Updated at 11:38am 2nd April 2018)

Some homes and businesses have been hit by flooding after a day of torrential downpours across Cornwall.

Locals have posted on social media about problems in Mevagissey after what was a very wet Easter Sunday.

There were reports of water coming up through the floor of properties on Chapel Street, as the heavy rain hit.

Sharon Gay shared these photos of waves spilling over the quayside during the high spring tides.

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Waves spilling over the quayside in Mevagissey: Sharon Gay

Sharon, who comes on holiday to the area every year, told Pirate FM the water was right up to the edge of where they were staying.

At one point, a stretch of the road between Mevagissey and Pentewan had to be shut because of flooding.

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Water almost up to the door of a property in Mevagissey: Sharon Gay

On Sunday night, Mevagissey Flood Watch said: "Water is starting to breach the bridge at Chapel Square and still coming up Chapel Street.

"Flood wardens have knocked at all houses in the immediate area".

At 11.30pm they said: "Car park still flooded. Fire service pumping Chapel Street and The Spice Restaurant", adding "everyone seems OK - back to bailing out".

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Firefighters called to pump out properties in Mevagissey: Matthew Facey

Posting on Facebook on Monday morning, Mevagissey Cornwall said: "Meva is up and running this morning.

"Huge thanks as ever to our flood wardens and the fire brigade who did a stirling job last night".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said they had "multiple calls" to incidents across the Duchy on Sunday.

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The water starting to subside after flooding in Mevagissey: Matthew Facey

A spokesperson said: "Throughout the evening the Critical Control Centre has received numerous calls related to the weather conditions.

"In the event of major flooding in the county, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service work closely with other agencies to deliver a coordinated approach to the operation".

Flood warnings have been downgraded but alerts remain in force on Easter Monday and you can read more here.

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