Flooding hits Looe in Cornwall again

  • 14 December 2012
  • From the section Cornwall
Looe flooding
Image caption Some Looe homes were still drying out after flooding in November

Flooding has affected about 30 homes and businesses in a Cornish seaside town after a high tide and heavy rain.

Some Looe premises were still drying out from the last floods in November. The area around the fish market was reported to be worst hit.

Police closed Penzance promenade where huge waves were affecting the road. Fowey and Mevagissey were also hit by floodwater.

Trains out of the West Country were hit by flooding at Dawlish in Devon.

Looe harbour master Hugh Bowles said: "I feel desperately sorry for anyone who has been flooded.

"After you've been flooded once of twice, every time it rains hard you always have that in the back of your mind."

There are more than 30 flood warnings and alerts in place around the West Country.

Flooding is possible for Mounts Bay, Porthleven, Fowey, Looe and Plymouth said the Environment Agency.

Forecasters said the heavy rain would spread east on Friday.

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