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Cornwall "vulnerable" as entire coast put on flood warning

By WBMiles  |  Posted: March 01, 2014

Image from www.magicseaweed.com Massive swell, strong winds and very high tides meanthe entire coast of Cornwall is on a flood warning.

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The entire coast of Cornwall is once again facing a flood warning.

Strong winds, tidal surge and large waves are expected to cause flooding for coastal communities all around Cornwall.

The wild weather tomorrow and on Monday comes on the back of the worst season of storms in Cornwall in a generation and the wettest winter in the UK for 250 years.

The Environment Agency has warned that locations with damage to defences, buildings and structures would be especially vulnerable to the predicted large waves.

Swell of up to 33ft is expected to hit Sennen in West Cornwall on Monday according to surf forecasting website Magic Seaweed.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Strong winds are forecast for the period and large waves are expected to build during Sunday and through Monday.”

A flood warning means that flooding is expected and action is required.

The Environment Agency said the areas likely to be affected included Penzance, Newlyn Green, Marazion, Longrock, Porthleven, St Mawes, Pentewan, Looe, Seaton, Kingsands, Cawsands and Plymouth on the south coast.

On the North coast the locations included Bude, Newquay, Perranporth, Portreath and St Ives.

The Environment Agency spokesman warned people to stay away from the coast during the flood warning.

He said: “Conditions in exposed locations will be dangerous so please remain a safe distance from coastal frontages.”

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