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Relief as Looe escapes flood

By WBEsme  |  Posted: January 31, 2014

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Looe underwater in 2006

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Residents in Looe are breathing a sigh of relief after the town narrowly avoided flooding at high tide this afternoon.

Looe, which is prone to flooding, will be on high alert over the weekend as forecasters are predicting a powerful storm to hit county during Saturday and Sunday.

Speaking on the weather today, Cornwall Councillor, Armand Toms, said: “It was fine. The road was a little flooded, but other than that it was fine.”

The Independent councillor for Looe East praised the town’s community, adding that people are used to the threat of floods.

“I think it’s something that happens in Looe and we just get on with it.

“People have plenty of sandbags and flood boards up – in the main people are prepared because they know what’s coming,” he said.

The Independent Looe East councillor warned that tomorrow and Monday morning could bring flooding to the town and that people should stay safe and not take any unnecessary risks.

The Met Office and the Environment Agency have both issued strong warnings for gale force winds, rain and floods over the weekend.

People are advised not to walk on coastal paths or drive through deep flood water.

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