Flooding Returns To South West

Heavy rain has brought more widespread flooding to the South West.

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Environment Agency warnings on Sunday evening

More heavy rainfall is expected on Sunday evening and into Monday. The Met Office is forecasting a further 10mm of rain overnight for parts of Devon and Cornwall.

The Environment Agency has more than 100 flood warnings and alerts across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset throughout Sunday and into Monday. One severe flood warning - meaning danger to life - remains in place in Helston, Cornwall.

For more information, visit the Environment Agency website, or call the Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

Landslide cuts of homes in Looe

Landslide at Hannafore Road, Looe Credit: ITV Westcountry

A landslide on the outskirts of Looe has cut off around 200 homes and a hotel. It happened on Hannafore Road close to Hannafore Point.

Cornwall Council says engineers hope to reopen the road later today (Sunday.)

Landslide closed road overnight Credit: ITV Westcountry
Around 200 properties affected Credit: ITV Westcountry


River Tamar levels rising

River Tamar at Gunnislake Credit: ITV Westcountry

The River Tamar near Gunnislake looked more like a lake on Sunday afternoon. A flood alert remains in place along the middle Tamar area.

Further rainfall is forecast for later this afternoon and throughout the night with up to 40 mm possible in some areas. The Environment Agency warns this could result in further flooding.

River Tamar at Gunnislake Credit: ITV Westcountry
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