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WATCH: Another day of flood alerts for Cornwall


Published by Emma Carton at 11:50am 10th November 2018.

This was the scene of flooding in St Austell, after a day of torrential downpours across Cornwall.

Stuart Reeves, who runs SCR Landscapes, took this photo of standing water near Asda on Friday.

He is offering his pumps to help clear any flood water from people's homes, amid fears of more rainfall.

At one point on Friday evening, a stretch of the A38 near Bodmin Parkway was blocked by around 2ft of standing water.

The rail line at Dawlish was closed for the third time in a week, after huge waves crashed over the sea wall.

On Saturday morning, there were reports of surface water flooding from Camborne to Tavistock.

Pictures reveal scenes of flooding after a day of torrential downpours across Cornwall and Devon and alerts remain in force

Flood alerts, issued by the Environment Agency, remain in force for rivers and the south coast on Saturday.

They are out for the whole of the river Tamar, the Lynher and the west and north Cornwall rivers.

"A deep area of low pressure has brought heavy rainfall with the largest totals over areas of high ground, particularly across the Moors.

"The heaviest rain is now clearing to the east, however further heavy showers are possible.

"Expected river levels suggest that there may be some minor flooding of roads and low lying properties adjacent to the rivers.

"Strong winds have also caused increased autumnal debris and blocked drains, increasing the risk of surface water flooding.

"Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.

"We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages".

Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood warnings for Cornwall here or watch how to be prepared...

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