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Storm fears rise as huge waves and tidal surges to blast Cornwall again

By WBJLock  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

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YET another storm could be on its way to Cornwall on Monday with huge waves, tidal surges and gale force winds forecast.

Waves of up to 36 feet are forecast at Sennen in west Cornwall. Meanwhile swell of up to 20 feet is expected to hit the county’s north coast with a massive 7.7 metre tide sparking storm surge fears.

Exeter-based national weather forecast company The Met Office said there is a possibility the waves and enormous tides could be accompanied with gale force winds.

Falmouth Coastguard has urged those watching the waves to do so at a safe distance. A spokesman said: “It is important to be cautious while this weather comes in.

“If you have boats, make sure they are properly secured and just remain safe.”

The county is still reeling after storms earlier this month and over Christmas and New Year.

Rail links to the south-west have been left in tatters after Dawlish took a beating, destroying the train line.

Despite the ongoing weather disruption, resilient business leaders and local people have reminded the rest of the country that Cornwall is still 'Open for Business'.

Cornwall was put on flood alert this morning. Downed trees have caused traffic disruption.

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