Crews from St Mary’s (Isles of Scilly), Falmouth, Helston, Truro, St Mawes, Polruan, Liskeard and Looe have all attended flooding incidents in the past 12 hours, and the danger is not over yet.
Flood alerts have been updated today and still include Flexbury and Widemouth (also Boscastle, Port Isaac and Trebarwith in North Cornwall).
The Flood Alert says:
Flooding is expected over the high tide on Sunday evening 29 October.
High astronomical tides combined with a large tidal surge will result in significantly high water levels over the high tide, with levels being similar to those experienced last evening. Offshore wave heights up to 5m combined with Force 6 – 7 winds may exacerbate any flooding.
High water at Padstow is at 17:28 on Sunday. Times of high water will vary along the coast. Flooding may occur up to 2 hours either side of the high tides. Expect tides to be around 500mm higher than predicted due to weather conditions.
Moderate waves and spray are likely so take care near coastal paths and promenades. This may cause localised standing water on coastal roads. Do not drive through flood water or waves.
Coastal conditions should ease for Monday morning’s high tide.
Cornwall Council advises people in potentially affected areas to take precautions, advising that people are responsible for protecting their own property. Cornwall Council, the emergency services and the Environment Agency will help where they can.
If life is at risk, dial 999.
When flooding is widespread, it is not possible to respond to every call for help at once, and the priority will be to save lives.
Remember, you can call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 any time night or day for real-time flood warnings and advice.