" I told you not to stand there"

Malcolm Chant

Joined September 2008

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“Yes thats what Sally said, as I got drenched throuigh and the Camera was dripping with water, hence the poor quality picture, it was on this spot that two Policemen in their squad car was washed into the harbour and were drowned., a few years ago.
These parked cars were rocked across the road like toys,
and still it wasn’t high tide,

(I was woman marched home, told to have a shower, and the noise of a voice saying you could have been washed into the harbour***etc etc.)

WELLLLL I had to get some pics didn’t I??????

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Up to 100 properties were flooded as heavy rain lashed Cornwall.

At the height of the downpour, four severe flood warnings were in place, in Polperro, Helston, Perranporth and Lostwithiel.

Special rest centres were set up and more than 200 council staff were ready to help those affected by flooding.

Among the worst hit places were Millbrook, where 40 properties were flooded, and Mevagissey, where 25 buildings were affected.

The Environment Agency (EA) said between 90 and 100 properties had been flooded.

The Met Office has said further heavy rain is expected later on Sunday across the South West.

‘River down the road’

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service had taken more than 400 calls since Saturday morning, in what was described as one of its busiest days in the past 50 years.

Fire crews have attended 350 incidents overnight.

Six properties had to be evacuated following a landslip at East Portholland, near Mevagissey.

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No-one knew to expect it this bad”
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Alan Crockford

Pub landlord in Polperro
Fire and rescue pumps were sent to Perranporth to help prevent further flooding after the river broke its banks.

Reports suggested Millbrook was under 5ft (1.5m) of water and BBC reporter Alison Johns, who lives in the village, said 40 houses were evacuated.

She said torrents of muddy water had been cascading down the road into the village and people’s homes.

Ms Johns said the village’s sluice gates had been opened, allowing water levels to subside.

At least four properties were flooded in Polperro which was devastated by floods in 1976 and 1993.

Alan Crockford, a pub landlord in the village, said there had been warnings but “nobody knew it would get this bad”.

He said: "I was actually in my house and I heard a roar, and just looked outside the window and that was the first bit of water that just, just came down the hill, like a river running straight down the road.

“We were given warnings from Floodline, and they just said, like, to take care; we were never given any firm warning that you had to evacuate and no-one knew to expect it this bad.”

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