Firefighters called to floods across Cornwall yesterday evening

Falmouth Packet: Firefighters called to floods across Cornwall yesterday evening Firefighters called to floods across Cornwall yesterday evening

Heavy downpours yesterday evening sparked call outs for firefighters across Cornwall.

From just after 4.30pm Cornwall Fire and Rescue staff attended several flooding incidents at locations through out the county.

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 drain away naturally.

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 and fortunately a second call from the premise was received saying 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.

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