Flooding eyewitness: 'there is no business or home that has not been affected'

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The owner of a cafe in the flooded village of Coverack has described seeing helicopters winching people to safety.

Chloe Marsland says the sudden rush of water was almost instantaneous.

"The fire service are unblocking the drains, it's stopped raining now, so they're trying to create a flow down the street to get rid of the water."

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Chloe told ITV News that, as far as she's aware, everybody is safe.

Her garage is flooded with around 12 inches of water.

"The village is completely cut off, we cannot get across north corner. They're not letting anyone cross the roads and the torrents."

The small village is currently at the height of its tourist season, with many people on holiday and staying in holiday lets.