Busy day tackling floods for Cornwall Fire and Rescue service
Cornwall Fire and Rescue service tackled a series of flooding incidents yesterday as the poor weather settled in.
The service was busy tackling flooded roads and properties from around 4.30pm.
Five firefighters from Newquay attended a stretch of road at the Trevemper roundabout which was estimated to be 30 cm deep and 50 metres long.
The crew unblocked drains and let the water run away naturally.
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Later on, ten firefighters in two appliances from Perranporth attended Tywarnhale square where a major pump and a light portable pump was used to clear water which was two foot deep in places.
Crews were also requested to attend a premise at St Minver, Wadebridge which had water two foot deep outside the premise, an officer was mobilised to assess the situation. Fortunately a second call from the premise was received stating that the water was naturally receding and the fire service was no longer required.
Five firefighters from Truro attended a call from a premise which had 18 inches of water surrounding the premise in the Carnon valley, a light portable pump and a main pump was used to remove the water.
More localised flooding is expected today as Cornwall braces itself for predicted 30 foot waves.