Lizard, Penryn, Falmouth and Truro on flood alert: LATEST

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Falmouth Packet:

Update: Heavy rain last night saw Penryn’s Rebel Brewing Company taking on water.


Water poured off the waterlogged fields surrounding the company’s headquarters on the Kernick Industrial Estate.

Writing on its Facebook and Twitter profiles, the company said: “SS Rebel Brewing is taking on water due to the fields behind us being flooded. If this doesn't stop soon we're in trouble!”


It added that emergency sandbags were on their way but “this could get soggy.”

Updating later, the company added that the hops and malt used to make its beer were fortunately upstairs and dry, but it was a different matter downstairs.


“I hate to break it to you but we've sandbagged everything we can, now it's a waiting game.


“If only there was somewhere to pump it to. All the drains are backed up and the surrounding area is flooded too,” added the company.


Thankfully by this morning the water had subsided, leaving only a small puddle.


Brewer Ross Kessell told the Packet: “Everything was fine this morning. It did come in quite far but we’re alright now. It subsided overnight – we’re very happy.”


He added there was no damage caused by last night’s scare.

UPDATE 9.29pm

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has received 50 calls since 6pm, with around 70 firefighters currently dealing with flooding incidents.

Cornwall Council says there are further reports of flooding between Camborne and Praze, and Gweek to Constantine. 

A spokesperson for the council said: "Please drive carefully if you have to travel this evening."

Live travel updates here

UPDATE 9.20pm

The Environment Agency has put the River Cober in Helston on a flood warning this evening.

Although this currently remains a standard warning, rather than the "severe" warning issued during the flooding just before Christmas, residents are still advised that flooding is expectant and "immediate action is required."

According to Packet reader Jake Riding the river is close to breaking point.

This is one of three flood warnings in the county issued this evening, with others for the River Tresillian at Ladock and Bolingey Stream from Bolingey to Perranporth.

UPDATE 9.14pm

The Lizard road is reported to be flooded in several places between Mullion Holiday Park and Helston, with one Packet reader describing it as "like driving along an assault course avoiding the flooding and the rats that keep crossing the road."

UPDATE 9.03pm

More than 15 hours of rain has left Cornwall's rivers at breaking point this evening, with many reports of flooding on roads and in coastal areas.

Newlyn is among the worst affected, with the river already having broken its banks. The nearby carpark is underwater and residents are being warned to take action, with fears that the major flooding at the end of last year could be repeated.

Elsewhere in the county, there is flooding on A39 in Perranarworthal at the Norway Inn, where the road has been closed.

On the A394 there is flooding in both directions at Breage, at the junction with the B3304.


The road is just passable on the A30 between Redruth and A3075, because of rain and flooding, and drivers are warned to approach with care.

UPDATE 4.05pm

There are reports that the drains in Falmouth town centre have reached capacity and are now struggling to cope with the continuing rainfall. 

Gale force winds are also expected

There is heavy surface water and small 'rivers' running down hills. 

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You can keep up to date with the latest weather news and travel news here.

The Met Office has a amber alert in place, saying, "Rain will become heavy and prolonged on Thursday night, persisting through much of Friday.

 

"The public should be prepared for localised flooding and disruption to travel."

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The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the Lizard, Penryn, Falmouth, Truro, Ladock, Tresillian and Grampound.

Flood status last changed at  12:23 on March 21.

Latest Information:
Heavy rainfall is expected across the area. Between 30 and 50 mm is forecast, with higher localised totals possible. Catchments are already wet, so rivers and streams are very sensitive to rainfall. Flooding is possible. This flood alert has been issued based on a rainfall forecast. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this information by 6pm.

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2:49pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Oh, that's a surprise! By that I mean I was expecting to see some comment posted here by Wave going on about how floods are natural events, that man shouldn't meddle and the area should be allowed to flood, blah blah blah
Oh, that's a surprise! By that I mean I was expecting to see some comment posted here by Wave going on about how floods are natural events, that man shouldn't meddle and the area should be allowed to flood, blah blah blah Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

2:54pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Wave says...

Floods are natural events, and the area should be allowed to flood. blah blah blah.
Floods are natural events, and the area should be allowed to flood. blah blah blah. Wave

3:24pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

That's more like it!
That's more like it! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

4:30pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Jo Kernow says...

LBFS i like it lol
LBFS i like it lol Jo Kernow

4:33pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Jo Kernow says...

Glad to see Helston and Porthleven are not included in the flood alert, i move into Helston next week.
Glad to see Helston and Porthleven are not included in the flood alert, i move into Helston next week. Jo Kernow

4:56pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Good luck Jo. I hope there won't be a 'Wave' there to meet you.
Good luck Jo. I hope there won't be a 'Wave' there to meet you. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:02pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Jo Kernow says...

Lol LBFS i really hope not. Probably wont post anymore then ill be too busy what with working and moving i work in Redruth.
Lol LBFS i really hope not. Probably wont post anymore then ill be too busy what with working and moving i work in Redruth. Jo Kernow

5:03pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Jo Kernow says...

Lol LBFS i really hope not. Probably wont post anymore then ill be too busy what with working and moving i work in Redruth.
Lol LBFS i really hope not. Probably wont post anymore then ill be too busy what with working and moving i work in Redruth. Jo Kernow

5:07pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Like me maybe, when you say 'work', you mean sitting at the work PC reading sites like this and posting comments!
Like me maybe, when you say 'work', you mean sitting at the work PC reading sites like this and posting comments! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

5:54pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Wave says...

The whole population of Helston will benefit marvellously from Jo Kernows arrival i'm sure.
Some say I don't do sarcasm.
The whole population of Helston will benefit marvellously from Jo Kernows arrival i'm sure. Some say I don't do sarcasm. Wave

8:27pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

The lizard road is flooded in several places right now between the Mullion holiday park and Helston and it is like driving along an assault course avoiding the flooding and the rats that keep crossing the road. Will it ever stop raining!!!!!
The lizard road is flooded in several places right now between the Mullion holiday park and Helston and it is like driving along an assault course avoiding the flooding and the rats that keep crossing the road. Will it ever stop raining!!!!! Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:45pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Wave says...

Falmouth is wet.
Falmouth is wet. Wave

9:26pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Nantithet (Cury) river is high across the road right now but passable by driving slowly through the middle where the road is at the highest point.

The sea has come in across the road at Poldhu but is passable by driving slowly through the middle point.

Trying to avoid the flooding on the Lizard road again I chose the Cury route into Mullion, probably not one of my best ideas. I am driving a Ford Fiesta so anyone with a vehicle higher off the ground will find it easier.
Nantithet (Cury) river is high across the road right now but passable by driving slowly through the middle where the road is at the highest point. The sea has come in across the road at Poldhu but is passable by driving slowly through the middle point. Trying to avoid the flooding on the Lizard road again I chose the Cury route into Mullion, probably not one of my best ideas. I am driving a Ford Fiesta so anyone with a vehicle higher off the ground will find it easier. Gillian Zella Martin 09

9:32pm Thu 21 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

With thanks to Flora Motors (Fords) of Helston for selling me this nice reliable Ford Fiesta Titanium that copes with my high expectations of road performance in adverse weather conditions.
With thanks to Flora Motors (Fords) of Helston for selling me this nice reliable Ford Fiesta Titanium that copes with my high expectations of road performance in adverse weather conditions. Gillian Zella Martin 09

12:23am Fri 22 Mar 13

Wave says...

I think you would be better to credit the manufacturer of your tyres rather than the car.
I think you would be better to credit the manufacturer of your tyres rather than the car. Wave

6:26am Fri 22 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I wasn't referring purely to the adhesion of the car to the road surface with the tyres, I was referring to its overall performance such as its design capabilities of taking bends safely at speeds and the technological design of the engine not letting water become a problem when an oncoming lorry sends up the content of the flooded road at speed in a manner that it deluges my car from above. In addition the heated windscreen which is far more effectual than basic heater devices. It lives up to the standards of my original Focus plus extra.
I wasn't referring purely to the adhesion of the car to the road surface with the tyres, I was referring to its overall performance such as its design capabilities of taking bends safely at speeds and the technological design of the engine not letting water become a problem when an oncoming lorry sends up the content of the flooded road at speed in a manner that it deluges my car from above. In addition the heated windscreen which is far more effectual than basic heater devices. It lives up to the standards of my original Focus plus extra. Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:57am Fri 22 Mar 13

Jo Kernow says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Like me maybe, when you say 'work', you mean sitting at the work PC reading sites like this and posting comments!
Yep, fun isn't it, wont be able to do it much longer i'm changing jobs. Think i might stand for Helston town council too with Ron lol hope it dons't rain today, buses will be late.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Like me maybe, when you say 'work', you mean sitting at the work PC reading sites like this and posting comments![/p][/quote]Yep, fun isn't it, wont be able to do it much longer i'm changing jobs. Think i might stand for Helston town council too with Ron lol hope it dons't rain today, buses will be late. Jo Kernow

8:03am Fri 22 Mar 13

Jo Kernow says...

Wave wrote:
The whole population of Helston will benefit marvellously from Jo Kernows arrival i'm sure.
Some say I don't do sarcasm.
So what wonderful contribution do you actually make to Falmouth, other than the stupid suggestions like closing the docks, having men run in the race for life and being sarcastic, i might be rash and post in haste and blunt in what i say but i dont do sarcasm which is the lowest form of wit. ill wave you goodbye cant be ars**ed with you anymore.
[quote][p][bold]Wave[/bold] wrote: The whole population of Helston will benefit marvellously from Jo Kernows arrival i'm sure. Some say I don't do sarcasm.[/p][/quote]So what wonderful contribution do you actually make to Falmouth, other than the stupid suggestions like closing the docks, having men run in the race for life and being sarcastic, i might be rash and post in haste and blunt in what i say but i dont do sarcasm which is the lowest form of wit. ill wave you goodbye cant be ars**ed with you anymore. Jo Kernow

9:06am Fri 22 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I think they should do the hedging and ditching that they used to on roads that border fields, clear ditches would surely eliviate some of the flooding problems.
I think they should do the hedging and ditching that they used to on roads that border fields, clear ditches would surely eliviate some of the flooding problems. Gillian Zella Martin 09

1:25pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Wave says...

It seems you have plenty of opportunity for arsing with other people then Jo. Be my guest.
....
I think you are describing any modern car Gill. Apart from heated windscreen option.
I think you might be overly enthusiastic about Ford or the local Ford dealer.
It seems you have plenty of opportunity for arsing with other people then Jo. Be my guest. .... I think you are describing any modern car Gill. Apart from heated windscreen option. I think you might be overly enthusiastic about Ford or the local Ford dealer. Wave

1:32pm Fri 22 Mar 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
I think they should do the hedging and ditching that they used to on roads that border fields, clear ditches would surely eliviate some of the flooding problems.
Would be a good idea for those on community service or young offenders to do this , but i expect it would not be allowed due to health and safety rules etc.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: I think they should do the hedging and ditching that they used to on roads that border fields, clear ditches would surely eliviate some of the flooding problems.[/p][/quote]Would be a good idea for those on community service or young offenders to do this , but i expect it would not be allowed due to health and safety rules etc. meerkats

4:15pm Fri 22 Mar 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

That would be a good idea meerkats but you are probably right about health and safety.
That would be a good idea meerkats but you are probably right about health and safety. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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