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Flood barriers keep waters away in Fowey

The seafront remains intact this morning. Credit: Environment Agency

Flood barriers installed on the seafront in Fowey in preparation for storm Brian appear to have worked.

The Environment Agency say the defences will stay in place until tomorrow.

Strong winds and high waves have been hitting the South West coast but so far disruption from the storm appears to be minimal.

A yellow warning for wind will remain in place until late tonight.

The barriers at work. Credit: Environment Agency


Weather warning in place for Monday as South West feels Ophelia's aftermath

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the South West from Monday as the UK is set to experience the tail end of a category three hurricane.

Hurricane Ophelia will be a storm when it hits the country, but the South West could still see some very high winds.

The Met Office's yellow weather warning means that severe weather is possible, and people should be prepared for possible disruption.

The warning is currently in place for between 12:00 and 23:55 on Monday 16 October. Credit: The Met Office

A spell of very windy weather is likely on Monday in association with ex-Ophelia.

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs could happen, perhaps leading to injuries and danger to life from flying debris.

– Met Office


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