In Looe, there was flooding on the main street near the lifeboat station and the centre of the town was evacuated yesteday evening. Strong winds will again cause problems at high tide today all along the south coast. The wind has also brought down trees blocking several roads.
In Dawlish - two people trapped in their car near the sea front at marine parade had to be rescued by the Fire service
Police in Cornwall are appealing for witnesses after a van driver approached a 10-year-old girl on her way home from school in Looe on Monday 9 December. It happened on Pendrim Road near the junction of Elm Tree Road at around 3.10 yesterday afternoon.
The schoolgirl was beckoned over towards a grey transit-sized van. She walked away and the driver beckoned her over again. The girl then ran off. The van is believed to have driven off in the direction of Barbican Road.
The driver was described as being a white man in his early 40s with thinning grey hair.
The children of a victim of the Looe landslide in March say they're relieved that their mother's house will be cleared, seven months after she died. Susan Norman's house on Sandplace Road has been left untouched, with her possessions on full view.
The council will start work to clear the site today. It's expected to take up to 6 weeks. Traffic may also be disrupted as skips will be placed on the road.
We appreciate that the ongoing closure of St Martin’s Road is causing problems for many local residents and businesses and are committed to reopening the road as quickly as possible.
Our engineers have been working to draw up a scheme which will enable us to partially re open the road before the main summer season gets underway. We are now waiting for the affected residents, the police and Health and Safety Executive to give us the formal go ahead to start the work."
– Paul Masters, Interim Chief Executive, Cornwall Council