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Fresh flood alert for rivers across west Cornwall

Fresh flood alert for rivers across west Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:07pm 23rd December 2019.

A fresh flood alert has been issued for the west Cornwall rivers.

That means flooding is possible for Lands End, Penzance, Helston, Crowlas, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Portreath and Perranporth. 

The Environment Agency says that river levels remain high after recent heavy rain.

This could be made worse by further rain forecast for Monday evening.

Areas along the river Hayle are particularly at risk, after the town was affected by severe flash flooding last week.

"Flooding is possible on Monday evening leading into Tuesday morning. River levels remain high and ground is saturated following recent rainfall. A band of rain is forecast late on Monday, followed by heavy showers on Tuesday. 

"Whilst this isn't expected to bring significant rainfall, it may be enough to result in flooding of low lying land and roads on Monday night and Tuesday morning. A further band of heavy rain is forecast to move across the region in the early hours of Thursday.

"Areas along the river Hayle are particularly at risk. Take care near the areas of concern and be aware of your local weather conditions. Avoid walking and driving through floodwater. 

"We are monitoring river levels and our staff have been checking for and clearing blockages in the area."

Environment Agency

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