The Environment Agency is monitoring the flooding situation at Lynmouth and says that it appears the problem is not as severe as first thought.
- High tides last yesterday (17 October) caused wave overrtopping of the sea wall and quay.
- Overtopping sand/silt caused some blocking of drains behind the defences leading to ponded water – approximately 600mm at the low spot.
- Flooding occurred to one residential property and one pub cellar. This is less than the ten flooded properties first reported.
- There has been no further flooding as a result of this morning’s high tide but the Environment Agency deployed sandbags to five at-risk properties as a precaution.
The Environment Agency has been checking flood defences and has a reconnaissance team on site.