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A THIRD day of flood warnings for whole Cornish coast

A THIRD day of flood warnings for whole Cornish coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:31am 1st October 2019. (Updated at 10:53am 1st October 2019)

Photo of flooding at Mevagissey: Jim Brewer

For the third day running, the whole of the Cornish coast remains on flood watch.

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

Waves spilled over the harbour wall at Mevagissey on Saturday and Sunday and sparked flooding at The Ship Inn on Monday.

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 Tuesday morning.

What is expected?

Flood warnings are in force for Tuesday morning's high tides.

They mean immediate action should be taken because flooding is expected.

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 morning high tide on Tuesday 1st October. The time of the high tide at Newlyn is 07:05.

"Expect the weather conditions to cause water levels to be up to 250mm higher than forecast tide levels.

"High astronomical tides and Force 5-6 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

What areas are most at risk?

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.

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

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