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Flood warnings issued for WHOLE of Cornish coast

Flood warnings issued for WHOLE of Cornish coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:19pm 29th September 2019. (Updated at 4:32pm 29th September 2019)

Archive photo of storm waves at Portreath: Sammy Whyman-Taylor

Flood warnings have now been issued for the WHOLE of the Cornish coast.

The red warnings mean immediate action is needed and flooding is expected.

They are in force from Land’s End to Hartland Point and Land's End to Plymouth, including Torpoint.

The Environment Agency says strong winds and super high tides could continue to whip up large waves.

This was the scene at Mevagissey on Saturday night, when the water spilled over the quay and harbour wall.

What areas are most at risk?

The flood warnings are in force for the times of high tide on Sunday evening.

The areas most at risk on the north coast include:

St Ives, Portreath, Copperhouse Pool in Hayle, Trevaunance Cove, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, Trevone and Polzeath, the tidal River Camel (Padstow Sladesbridge and Rock), Wadebridge and Chapel Amble (Molesworth Street, Harbour Road, Eddystone Road, Southern Way and Trevilling Road), Port Quinn, Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Flexbury, Boscastle and Crooklets Beach.

The areas most at risk on the south coast include:

Seafront properties in Mount's Bay, Mousehole, Praa Sands, Porthleven, Commercial Road at Penryn, Trefusis Road in Flushing, the A39 at Perranarworthal, the A390 at Tresillian near Truro, Fore Street, Town Quay, Albert Quay and Caffa Mill Car Park at Fowey, Quay Street and Recreation Ground at Lostwithiel, Polperro harbour, Quay Road and the quayside at Looe, the B3247 at Seaton, Notter Bridge, Embankment Road Plymouth, Torpoint Ferry Terminals and Noss Mayo.

Flood alerts are also in force after a night of torrential rain across the Duchy, however the Met Office weather warning for downpours has now been stood down.

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

“Flooding is expected over the high tide on Sunday evening. 

“High water at Ilfracombe is at 7:24pm. Times of high water will vary along the coast”. 

“High astronomical tides and Force 5 West North Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 3m, are forecast to cause flooding to properties. 

“Large waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. 

“There is a threat of flooding to edge of quays as well as low lying car parks and roads.

“This may cause localised standing water on roads. 

“Do not drive through flood water or waves”.

Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood warnings on the government’s Flood Information Service or watch how to be prepared...

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