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North Cornwall issued with flood alerts

North Cornwall issued with flood alerts

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 1:32pm 7th April 2020.

Rivers along the North Cornish coast are on flood watch as high tides are expected over the coming days. 

Alerts have been issued between Wednesday and Thursday between Chapel Porth and The Rumps down to Lands End.

The Environment Agency said that tide levels over this period will be the joint second highest of the year. 

What flood warnings are in force for Cornwall?

The Environment Agency has issued the following flood alerts:

  • North Cornwall Coast from The Rumps to Hartland Point excluding Bude
  • Tidal River Camel excluding Wadebridge and Chapel Amble.
  • North Cornwall Coast from Chapel Porth to The Rumps excluding the tidal River Camel.
  • North Cornwall Coast from Lands End to Chapel Porth.

"Flooding is possible over both the high tides on Wednesday 8th April and the morning tide on Thursday 9th April.  Times of high water will vary along the coast. Expect peak water levels to be up to 100mm higher than published.

"Tide levels over this period will be the joint second highest tides of the year. Generally, calm conditions with slight winds and small waves are predicted, therefore, no risks associated with wave overtopping of exposed seafronts, quays and promenades are expected.

"The main areas of concern are flooding of low lying land and roads on the coast and along estuaries associated with high water levels.

"People are advised to stay away from flooded areas and take care next to the coast. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required"

Spokesperson from the Environment Agency

You can check the latest flood alerts and warnings here or watch how to be prepared...

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