Firefighters busy across Cornwall with more flooding as storms return

Falmouth Packet: Firefighters busy across Cornwall with more flooding as storms return Firefighters busy across Cornwall with more flooding as storms return

Cornwall's firefighters were called out to several flooding incidents around the county on Sunday as rainy weather set in once more.

Five firefighters from Newquay were called to a stretch of road at the Trevemper roundabout which was flooded for around 50 metres to a depth of approximately 30 cm, and they unblocked drains to let the water drain away naturally.

In Perranporth, 10 firefighters in two appliances used a major pump and a light portable pump to clear clear water up to two feet deep from Tywarnhale square.

A request was also made for firefighters to attend a premise at St Minver, Wadebridge which had water two foot deep outside, and an officer was mobilised to assess the situation.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "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 wera also called to a premises in the Carnon valley which was surrounded by 18 inches of water, and a light portable pump and a main pump was used to remove the water.

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