Flood risk reduces for Bude

Looking benign but coastal flood alert outThe risk of flooding from the sea has now reduced in Bude. Everyone saw the recordings on social media of the River Neet throwing waves over onto the Strand and across Nanny Moore’s Bridge this morning. The Breakwater also sustained a little damage (thanks, Aidan of Bude Bay) but on the whole, Bude came out of the storm well, compared to the likes of Portreath. It remained very windy all day.

Further flooding is expected on Friday. Stormy conditions are forecast throughout the week which is combined with spring tides.

Tomorrow morning’s spring tide ( between 5.50am in the far west and 7.20am in the east) is worth staying away from, according to Cornwall Council. 

The Council and Cormac staff have been working throughout the day dealing with the aftermath of #StormEleanor including more than 40 fallen trees and localised surface water flooding throughout Cornwall.

Most of their work today has been in Portreath following the collapse of a harbour wall to the western side of the village’s main car park. A section of the car park is currently closed.

Council and Cormac crews are currently clearing debris from the collapsed wall and will remain on site at high tide times today and tomorrow.

The community has a local flood plan in place in Portreath and the flood co-ordinators will be contacting residents to offer support and advice. Perranporth, meanwhile, has hundreds of homes without power.

Remember, you can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 any time night or day for real-time flood warnings and advice, including registration to the Flood Warning Services.

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