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Busy day tackling floods for Cornwall Fire and Rescue service

By WBJLock  |  Posted: January 06, 2014

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Cornwall Fire and Rescue service tackled a series of flooding incidents yesterday as the poor weather settled in.

The service was busy tackling flooded roads and properties from around 4.30pm.

Five firefighters from Newquay attended a stretch of road at the Trevemper roundabout which was estimated to be 30 cm deep and 50 metres long.

The crew unblocked drains and let the water run away naturally.

Later on, ten firefighters in two appliances from Perranporth attended Tywarnhale square where a major pump and a light portable pump was used to clear water which was two foot deep in places.

Crews were also requested to attend a premise at St Minver, Wadebridge which had water two foot deep outside the premise, an officer was mobilised to assess the situation. Fortunately a second call from the premise was received stating that the water was naturally receding and the fire service was no longer required.

Five firefighters from Truro attended a call from a premise which had 18 inches of water surrounding the premise in the Carnon valley, a light portable pump and a main pump was used to remove the water.

More localised flooding is expected today as Cornwall braces itself for predicted 30 foot waves.

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  • shieldsxena  |  January 06 2014, 12:04PM

    "A premise"? doesn't make sense does it, should be premises.

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