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Storms Hits Cornwall

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 15th June 2012 (Updated 11:50am 15th June 2012)

The wild weather has prompted flooding and sea rescues in Cornwall.

Forecasters have called the storms a "once in fifty year" event with more winds of up to 60mph predicted for Friday and into the weekend.

The Penlee lifeboat has got a stricken yacht back into Newlyn. A spokesperson for the crew said, "The Penlee all weather lifeboat launched to assist a 38ft yacht with 2 persons onboard 12 miles south of Newlyn. The yacht had managed to lose a sail overboard that got tangled around the keel and rudder in a south east gale.

"The Lifeboat arrived on scene in 40 minutes and managed to secure a rope to the yacht then started the tow back to Newlyn. Later the Penlee Inshore Lifeboat launched as the vessels approached the harbour to help tow the yacht through the gaps in testing conditions, the yacht was safely moored alongside at 18:30."

Two more ran yachts aground off Plymouth.

Homes in St Agnes flooded on Thursday night. Teams from Perranporth were scrambled to pump out water and sewage.

The Met Office warns there is more wind and rain to come and have issued another severe weather warning for Cornwall. Forecasters say there is the risk of more flooding to come.

 

 

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