Cornwall continues to suffer from severe flooding with properties in Newlyn, Polperro, Millbrook and Helston under threat.
Cornwall Council has confirmed that a rest centre has been opened at St John's Hall in Penzance for people in Newlyn who have been unable to get to their homes across the flood water which is affecting the area. At present no-one is there but local people are being told that it is open and available.
There are concerns about the situation in Lostwithiel where the river levels are still rising. There is no flooding yet but the EA are monitoring the situation very closely and all agencies are ready to take immediate action if required. Resources are being sent there as a precaution.
The road through Perranporth is flooded – there is currently no threat to property but the agencies are monitoring it.
There are a number of roads which have been closed as a result of the floods. These are
- A3075 Penhallow to Goonhavern
- A3059 Rialton Bends on the Newquay to St Columb Road
- A3071 St Just, Penwith
- A387 – Hessenford where it is closed at the bridge
- The Newlyn bridge is also closed.