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VIDEO: Whole of Cornish coast on flood alert

VIDEO: Whole of Cornish coast on flood alert

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:35am 19th February 2019. (Updated at 7:20am 20th February 2019)

A string of flood alerts have gone out for Cornwall as 'exceptionally' high spring tides hit.

Big waves are also forecast which means there could be flooding along the coast.

On the north coast the Environment Agency has issued alerts for Lands End to Chapel Porth, Chapel Porth to The Rumps, The Rumps to Hartland Point and also Tidal River Camel excluding Wadebridge and Chapel Amble.

That means flooding is possible for Sennen, St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Portreath and Porthtowan, Trevellas, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Porth and Polzeath, Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Flexbury, Widmouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand and Boscastle and also Padstow, Rock, Sladesbridge and the A389.

On the south coast there is one in place for Lands End to Lizard Point, Lizard Point to Gribbin Head excluding Truro City, Gribbin Head to Rame Head and also Rame Head to Plymouth including tidal estuaries.

Flooding possible at Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance, Longrock, Marazion, and Praa Sands, the tidal rivers Helford and Fal, Penryn, Flushing, St Mawes, Portscatho, Portloe, Portholland, Mevagissey and Par, Fowey, Golant, Lostwithiel, Lerryn, Polruan, Polperro, Looe and the Looe Rivers and Seaton, and also Kingsand, Cawsand, Cremyll, Torpoint, Saltash, tidal rivers Tamar and Plym excluding Plymouth Barbican.

The alerts are in force from Wednesday morning through until Friday evening - when the biggest waves are expected to hit.

People are being urged to take care near the coast.

"Flooding is possible for ALL high tides from Wednesday morning to Friday evening inclusive.

"This sequence of Flood Alerts has been issued due to exceptionally high Spring Tides combined with large waves. The largest waves are expected on Friday.

"Tides may be marginally higher than predicted due to local weather conditions.

"Minor localised flooding is possible at exposed locations and wave impacts are possible at exposed coastal locations.

"Winds are generally expected from a Southerly direction and to remain below Force 6.

"People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast."

Environment Agency


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