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Flood alerts issued for BIG stretch of Cornish coast

Flood alerts issued for BIG stretch of Cornish coast

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 12:45pm 28th October 2019. (Updated at 1:05pm 28th October 2019)

Flood alerts have been issued for the whole of the north Cornwall coast and parts of the south coast.

They will be in force on Monday evening because of strong winds and super high tides.

The Environment Agency says the areas most at risk are Land's End to Hartland Point and Lizard Point to Gribbin Head.

People are being urged to stay away from the at-risk areas, because of the danger of waves spilling over the sea defences.

No official weather warnings have been issued, but the Met Office is expecting wet and windy conditions on Monday afternoon.

"Flooding is possible over the high tide on Monday evening. 

"High water at St Ives is at 17:02 and at Ilfracombe at 18.02pm - times of high water will vary along the coast. 

"High astronomical tides together with Force 6 easterly winds are forecast and may cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations. 

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

"Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio. 

"We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required".

Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood alerts for Cornwall here or watch how to be prepared...

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