Cornwall Council says temporary repairs to Portreath's damaged sea wall are being finished today.
The old cob wall which defends houses from the sea was breached by massive waves during Storm Eleanor a week ago.
Giant concrete cubes have been used to block the hole left in the wall, and sand bags are being cemented under the slipway to prevent water getting in.
The council is in talks with a private Cardiff based company which owns the sea wall about a permanent solution.
Portreath residents are being urged to leave their homes as they may not be protected after Storm Eleanor destroyed the Harbour Wall.
Strong winds, flooding, fallen trees - Storm Eleanor left thousands without power. The Met Office issued a 'severe yellow' weather alert.
High tides, rain and powerful winds are expected to hit the South West over the next 24-48 hours as Storm Eleanor moves in.