As the extreme weather conditions hit Cornwall the emergency services are dealing with a large number of incidents.
Silver Control was formally opened at 6.45 pm and is being led by Chief Inspector Mike Ward with support from Duty Director David Owens and the emergency management team.
Crews from fire, police, CORMAC and Environment Agency are out dealing with a high number of weather related emergency call outs.
As well as reports of a number of flooded properties they are also dealing with trees blocking roads, the shutting of The Promenade in Penzance and power lines down.
Officers are out in force doing their upmost to keep people safe, whilst ensuring their own safety and protecting properties, according to Cornwall Council.
Cornwall Council are advising members of the public not to travel unless absolutely necessary.
For further advice on preparing for flooding visit the environment agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk or the Cornwall Council website at www.cornwall.gov.uk/flooding