Penlee lifeboat rescue

The Penlee RNLI inshore lifeboat has come to the rescue of sailors whose yacht went aground in Penzance harbour

Waves batter the West Country

A combination of high tides and strong winds has led to flooding in coastal towns across the region

Heavy rain affects the West Country

Up to 62 mm of rain fell in 12 hours in parts of Devon overnight and the rest of the region was also affected. Roads and homes were flooded

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Campaign to stop waste being poured down drains

Campaign to stop waste being poured down drains Credit: ITV News West Country

Little yellow fish have been painted next to many of the drains in Teignmouth. The Environment Agency has sprayed them as part of a campaign to prevent people pouring waste down them, particularly fat.

They're storm water drains that discharge straight into the sea, so any other waste will pollute the local waters.

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Farmer calls for EA compensation

A farmer from Somerset says contractors used by the Environment Agency have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to his land - and he hasn't received any compensation.

James Hall's yard at Northmoor was used to store vehicles and building equipment during the flooding on the Levels. Now he's been told that the Environment Agency plans to use his land again.

Flood farmer in dispute with Environment Agency

James Hall on his farm in Somerset Credit: ITV West Country News

A farmer from Somerset says he's been insulted by the Environment Agency after they threatened to bring cranes onto his land without his permission.

James Hall's yard at Northmoor was used by contractors during the flooding on the Somerset Levels causing around £8,500 worth of damage.

Now the Agency need to use the space again to remove pumps from a nearby river. But James says he can't afford any more disruption.

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Seven flood warnings across the South West

Last night's heavy rain is starting to have its effect on rivers across the West Country. The Environment Agency has now issued seven flood warnings for the region as the water levels rise.

  • River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster inc Chard Junction & Weycrof
  • River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton
  • River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary
  • River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, including Staverton
  • River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster
  • A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge
  • Curry Moor and Hay Moor

Flood warning issued for Porlock Weir, Somerset

Satellite image of the affected coastal area. Credit: ITV News

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Somerset coast at Porlock Weir.

Flooding is expected for the coastline between Gore Point and Hurlstone Point including properties on the lockside, businesses around the Harbour Masters office, Gibraltar Cottages and other low lying properties on the B3225 at Porlock Weir, at high tide on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

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