Flash flooding hits Cornish village of Coverack

  • Major flash flooding has hit a coastal village in Cornwall
  • Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said on Tuesday its crews were attending "multiple flooding-related incidents" in the Coverack area
  • Two people were rescued by a coastguard helicopter
  • Some 50 properties were affected by the flooding, but no injuries were reported
  • A council spokesman confirmed some properties in the village and one of the roads suffered structural damage
  • An emergency centre was opened in Truro's County Hall on Tuesday night

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Coverack: 100 tonnes of silt and debris removed from flood-hit village

The Environment Agency has confirmed it's removed nearby 100 tons of silt and other debris from a Cornish village that was hit by flash flooding

The clean up operation at Coverack took 10 days. Credit: Environment Agency SW


Don't try this yourself: A storm chaser's view of Coverack

A pair of storm chasers trying to get a view of the lightning storms that hit Cornwall yesterday got "more than we bargained for" when they found themselves in Coverack.

The village was hit by a four-foot surge of flash flooding that smashed its way towards the sea, flooding homes and businesses, and tearing up tarmac on the roads.

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