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Flood warnings for a large stretch of the Cornish coast

Flood warnings for a large stretch of the Cornish coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 2:44pm 28th September 2019. (Updated at 4:23pm 29th September 2019)

'Immediate action' flood warnings have been extended to cover the whole of the south Cornwall coast.

As well as Mount's Bay and Land's End to Gribbin Head, the red warnings are now in force from Gribbin Head to Rame Head and Rame Head to Plymouth, including Torpoint.

They have been issued for the high tides on Saturday evening, Sunday morning and Sunday evening and mean flooding is expected.

The Environment Agency says strong winds and super high tides are expected to whip up huge waves: Read More.

It comes alongside a yellow weather warning for torrential rain, in force for areas north of Bodmin until 5pm on Sunday: Read More.

Scroll down to check the seafront areas which are most at risk.

"Flooding is expected over the high tides on Saturday evening, Sunday Morning and Sunday evening.

"High water times at Newlyn are Saturday evening at 5:17pm, Sunday morning at 5:41am and Sunday evening at 6:01pm. Times of high water will vary along the coast.

"High tides and Force 6 South Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 4m, are forecast to cause flooding to properties.

"Expect tides to be around 300mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions.

"Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause standing water on roads".

Environment Agency

Which areas are most at risk?

The areas most at risk are seafront properties in Mount's Bay, Mousehole, Praa Sands, Porthleven, Penryn, Flushing, the A39 at Perranarworthal, the A390 at Tresillian near Truro, quayside areas in Fowey, the recreation ground at Lostwithiel, Polperro harbour, the quayside at Looe, the B3247 at Seaton, Notter Bridge and the Torpoint ferry terminals.

Flood alerts are also in force for the whole of the north coast, the lower, middle and upper River Tamar, north Cornwall rivers, St Austell and Par rivers and the tidal River Camel.

How can I be prepared?

The government's Flood Information Service has the following advice when flood warnings are issued:

  • Turn off gas, water and electricity
  • Move things upstairs or to safety
  • Move family, pets and car to safety

You can check the latest alerts and warnings here or watch more advice below...

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