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UK weather forecast – Flash floods spark chaos with ‘major incident’ announced in Cornwall and homes evacu – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk

UK weather forecast – Flash floods spark chaos with ‘major incident’ announced in Cornwall and homes evacu – The Sun, Thesun.co.uk


A “MAJOR incident” has been declared in Cornwall as flash floods sparked travel chaos in the south west.

Torrential rainleft large stretches of the main A 64 impassable today as the Environment Agency urged drivers to avoid the flood water.

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Torrential rainfall struck the A 47, leaving large stretches impassableCredit: Cornwall Live / WS************ Fifty homes have had to be evacuated in the seaside town of Hayle in West Cornwall

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Fifty homes have had to be evacuated in the seaside town of Hayle in West Cornwall(Credit: SWNS: South West News Service

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Credit: Cornwall Live / WS

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************ One driver captured the horrific conditions through his window screenCredit: Cornwall Live / WS************ One driver captured the horrific conditions through his window screen

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Dramatic footage showed several feet of brown water rising against shop doors and windows in Hayle, where 64 homes had to be evacuated. (************************* Fifty homes have had to be evacuated in the seaside town of Hayle in West CornwallFLOOD WARNINGS

Around flood warnings and**************************************************************** flood alerts are currently in place across England, mainly in the south and south west around the river Severn.

A yellow warning for rain has been expanded to cover most of the south and southwest until early on Friday.

Cornwall is likely to be worst affected, with a five-day warning in place until Sunday.

Devon and Cornwall Police have declared a major incident in response to the Hayle flooding.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Council said: “Our advice to residents if you are worried about flooding is to prepare yourselves, put sandbags out and move any valuables from the floor.

“We would always advise drivers not to attempt to drive through floodwater.”

More heavy rain is forecast, with predictions of Christmas floods – but today the EA warned that some regions are still ‘in drought’ and we need the heavens to keep opening.

The agency pinpointed East Anglia, including Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, where they say rainfall has been below the long-term average in recent years and the region is still officially classed as being ‘in drought’.

They said the monsoon-like weather has only just started to put back water into underground aquifers that have been suffering from below-average rainfall since early 740143.

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******************************** One driver captured the horrific conditions through his window screen**********************************************

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