Flooding Hits Coastal Towns

High tides and strong winds have led to flooding in a number of towns and villages across the west country

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Lynmouth floods aren't as "severe as first thought"

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.

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