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WHOLE of Cornish coast on flood watch for second day

WHOLE of Cornish coast on flood watch for second day

Published by Emma Carton at 7:23am 30th September 2019. (Updated at 4:51pm 30th September 2019)

The whole of the Cornish coast remains on flood watch for a second day.

'Immediate action' warnings have been issued for Monday evening and Tuesday morning, because of strong winds and super high tides.

Big waves spilled over the harbour wall at Mevagissey on Saturday and steps at Crantock beach were destroyed.

The red warnings will be in force from Land’s End to Hartland Point and Land's End to Plymouth and mean flooding is expected.

Scroll down to check which areas will be most at risk on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

What areas are most at risk?

'Immediate action' flood warnings will be issued for the high tides.

The areas that will be most at risk on the north coast include:

St Ives, Portreath, Copperhouse Pool in Hayle, Trevaunance Cove, Trevellas, Perranporth, Newquay, Mawgan Porth, 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, Sennen, St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Portreath and Porthtowan.

The areas that will be 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.

There is also a flood alert in place for the Rame Peninsula, Callington, Saltash, Rilla Mill, Pillaton and Landrake.

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 tonight’s high tide, Monday 30th Sept, and tomorrow morning’s high tide, Tuesday 1st Oct.

"The time of high tide at Padstow is 19:22 tonight and 07:44 tomorrow morning. Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be up to 260 mm higher than forecast tide levels. This will be up to 150 mm above the high tide levels observed on Sunday night.

"High astronomical tides and Force 5 West South Westerly to South Westerly winds, combined with offshore wave heights of up to 2.3m are forecast to cause flooding to properties.

"Waves and spray are likely, so take care near coastal paths and promenades. There may be 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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