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Dan Rogerson to visit Newlyn

Cornish MP Dan Rogerson will visit Newlyn later Credit: ITV News

The Cornish MP and Environment Minister Dan Rogerson is due to visit businesses in Newlyn affected by flooding.

The town in Cornwall was badly inundated when water swept through in February. People who were affected can now apply for up to £5,000 from the Government to repair the damage.

Fishermen stuck in port for 10 weeks

Fishermen stuck in port for 10 weeks Credit: ITV News West Country

An appeal has been launched to help fishermen whose livelihoods are being affected by the storms.

Much of the fleet at Newlyn have been unable to put to sea for up to 10 weeks.

The Mission to Seafarers in Newlyn is starting a fundraising appeal online to offer emergency grants to the worst affected.

Rough seas and gusts of up to 90mph are making it too dangerous to leave port.

Robert Broderick, Crab Fisherman; "I've been fishing for 30 years and I've never known it as bad as this. I've seen bigger storms but not for such a long period where you can't get out."


At sea with the crabbers

One of the main events taking place this bank holiday weekend is the Newlyn Fish Festival in West Cornwall.

The centrepiece will be the crabber Emma Louise. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy and cameraman Kevin Blanks spent a day and night onboard, to see her in action at sea:

Businesses hit by flash flooding

Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in Cornwall and Devon overnight.

One of the worst hit areas is Newlyn in west Cornwall where up to fifteen businesses were affected by flood water.

Several businesses have been affected Credit: ITV News West Country

Emergency services dealt with more than fifty call outs overnight. Two drivers were rescued from their cars in separate parts of Plymouth.

Nearly 20 flood warnings have been issued by the Environment agency. Find out if you're affected.

The environment agency has issued 18 flood warnings Credit: ITV News West Country
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