Gale-force winds battered the West Country this morning as there were reports of high waves along the coastlines.
Gale-force winds have battered the West Country with high waves causing problems along much of the coastline.
As 65mph winds struck the region, The Ship and Castle Hotel in St Mawes found its ground floor flooded after the waves were created a powerful force, smashing the windows.
While in Mousehole two cars took the full brunt of the power of the whipped-up waves.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind, while the Environment Agency said there was significant impact from coastal flooding along the south Cornwall coast, and minor flooding was likely in Devon.
Strong winds coincided with the high tides on Sunday morning resulting spray and wave overtopping.
There are 12 flood warnings in place, which means flooding is expected, and immediate action should be taken.
- South Cornwall Coast from Lands End to Lizard Point excluding Mounts Bay
- South Cornwall Coast from Lizard Point to Gribbin Head excluding Truro City
- South Cornwall Coast from Gribbin Head to Rame Head
- South Cornwall Coast from Rame Head to Wembury Bay including tidal estuaries
- South Cornwall Coast At Truro
- South Devon Coast at Topsham and Cockwood
- South Devon Coast low-lying areas of the Teign Estuary
- South Devon Coast low-lying areas of the Dart Estuary
- South Devon Coast from Exmouth to Seaton
- Plymouth Barbican
- South Cornwall Coast At Mounts Bay, properties located behind the seafront
- South Cornwall Coast At Mounts Bay, seafront properties
As a result the Environment Agency, and local councils sandbagged a number of areas most effected.
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A number of trains were cancelled, or had routes and timetables altered, this morning because of flooding on the line at Dawlish.
CrossCountry trains, who were the only provider effected, say it is down to the type of train they use, which can experience technical issues if hit by waves.
The Voyager engine is not used by Great Western Railway.
Due to sea flooding the railway between Exeter & Plymouth the following service alterations will apply: https://t.co/flBjkOxrOV
Hundreds of people have brought tickets for a charity ball in Dawlish - which is raising money for three children whose mother was murdered.
Last year 36 year-old Sophie McDonald was strangled by her husband as they were going through a divorce. Her friends have organised the event in February to help provide the children some financial support when they're older, and raise funds for a public memorial.
There are delays and cancellations on CrossCountry services between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids due to the adverse weather conditions.
It follows problems on the line earlier this week due to Storm Frank.
Tickets are being accepted on Great Western Railway services.
ALTERATION: Due to severe weather the 12:25 Plymouth – Edinburgh service will now start from Exeter St Davids https://t.co/aUH8V9Srzq
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James McDonald denies murder but admits he killed his 36-year-old wife Sophie after losing control
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A train heading to Plymouth last night had to be evacuated after it was hit by an enormous wave, causing a power cut.
It took several hours for people to be removed from the Arriva Cross Country service after its electrics failed in Dawlish.
The Dawlish line has been hit by turbulent weather in the past, and was recently repaired after being partly washed away in a storm.
"First Great Western staff were called to help passengers on an Arriva CrossCountry train that had broken down in the Dawlish area last night.
"While the majority of First Great Western services were able to continue running, there were delays to some trains while the CrossCountry service was recovered."
Elsewhere in the town, residents were also fighting against the bad weather. Drains were overwhelmed, and at least four houses were flooded.
Over the last few weeks the 'orange army' completed the final milestone in their 18-month project to repair Dawlish's railway line; rebuild and strengthen the sea wall; and carry out cliff stabilisation work at Teignmouth, to prevent any future extreme weather causing the level of damage that occurred last year.
This means for the first time, the full length of the walkway from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth can be used in both low and high tide.
We've now completed the final stage of our work to rebuild the railway line through Dawlish and improve the area's resilience.
This is a significant milestone in the town's history and so it seems only right we share it with the local community, which is why we have organised this event.
It is also very important to us to be able to thank residents for their patience and support throughout what has been a very complex, multi-site and multi-faceted project.
While Network Rail's work to repair the damage in Dawlish is now complete, the company is continuing its work to secure the future of the railway line between Exeter and Newton Abbot.