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VIDEO: Cornish coast back on flood watch for THIRD day

VIDEO: Cornish coast back on flood watch for THIRD day

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:01am 3rd April 2018. (Updated at 11:09am 3rd April 2018)

A stretch of the south Cornwall coast is back on flood watch for the third day running,

The Environment Agency has issued a fresh alert for Land's End to Gribbin Head, ahead of high spring tides.

It warns Mevagissey, where homes and businesses were flooded on Easter Sunday, is one of the areas most at risk.

However, officials say any low-lying areas along the coast could experience problems on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Flood wardens were knocking on homes in the village on Sunday evening, as waves spilled over the quayside.

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

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

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Water up to the doors of properties in Mevagissey: Sharon Gay

A spokesperson from the Environment Agency said: "Coastal flooding remains a possibility for this evening’s high tide on Tuesday 3rd April and the following morning’s high tide on Wednesday 4th April.

"High spring tides, in combination with Force 5 south south-easterly winds and offshore wave heights up to 3 metres, may cause overtopping at exposed locations and along undefended quays and harbours.

"Locations of particular concern include Mount's Bay, Porthallow, Porthoustock, Falmouth, Portscatho, Portloe, Gorran Haven and Mevagissey, but any low-lying locations may be vulnerable".

You can read more here or watch what that flood alert means...

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