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Seaside town left underwater after flooding

Seaside town left underwater after flooding

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:53am 13th February 2020. (Updated at 11:37am 13th February 2020)

A seaside town in Cornwall has been left underwater after heavy rain sparked flooding.

The streets in the centre of Fowey were swamped with knee-high water on Thursday morning.

Videos on social media show vehicles braving the water and trying to make their way through.

It comes after a string of flood warnings and alerts were issued by the Environment Agency.

Large waves and high water levels could cause overtopping and sea spray along the coast.

It comes just days before the Duchy is battered by Storm Dennis - which is forecast to bring more gales and heavy rain.

A double weather warning is in force for the most of the weekend.

orecasters say it will not be as bad as Ciara, but flying debris and huge waves could pose a danger to life.

Flooding, damage to buildings, power cuts and travel disruption are on the cards as well.

flooding in Fowey

"Flooding is expected over the high tide on Thursday morning 13th February. Times of high water will vary along the coast.

"Conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide, with property flooding expected over the peak of the tide.

"Water levels are forecast to be higher than recent high tides associated with Storm Ciara, therefore increased flood impacts are likely.  

"Force 7 west south westerly winds and offshore waves of 4 to 5m are forecast to cause wave overtopping of sea defences and sea spray in exposed coastal locations.   

"Expect tides to be around 0.4m higher than predicted due to weather conditions.

"Take care near coastal paths and promenades. Keep up to date with weather and tide conditions on local radio."

Environment Agency

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