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Storms Batter Cornwall

Severe gale force winds pounded the Cornish coast line on March 10, in one of the winter's worst storms. 80mph winds brought down trees causing problems on the roads and 2,000 homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly were left without electricity.

A combination of high tides, extremely low pressure and strong winds caused several coastal communities to flood during one of the worst storms Cornwall has seen this winer.

Winds lashed the coasts of Cornwall and Coastguards warned people to stay away from exposed areas of coastline.

Roads had to be closed due to flooding because of the rising water from spring tides.

Trains were disrupted and Falmouth Coastguards had to co-ordinate their cliff rescue teams to advise people living in vulnerable areas of the risk to their property.

Did you catch photos of the storm on your camera?

BBC Radio Cornwall provided full coverage of the developing situation with coastal flooding around Cornwall. The station's breakfast presenter, James Churchfield, spoke to reporters and witnesses in many of the affected areas during the morning on March 10...

BBC Radio Cornwall reporter Chris Young spoke to Sergeant Jo Williams, a policewoman in Looe and also Martin Powell who owns a winebar there to find out how it had affected people and property in the town...

The clear up continued during March 11 in some towns and villages on Cornwall's north coast - after highest tide once again caused damage to property.

In St Ives the sea wall along the harbour front had to be checked after the storms ripped part of it away. Some shopkeepers will be spending the day clearing up after their premises were flooded. BBC Radio Cornwall's Denis Nightingale was in St Ives to watch the high tide on the night of March 10...

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