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Friday, 14 February 2014

Penzance Promenade gets a good washing - again

The Western Morning News kept readers updated with a live blog detailing the news:

CORNWALL is once again facing devastating storm conditions as strong winds, high seas and torrential rain blast the county.

The military have been drafted in to help deliver sand bags to those who need them most. ​

Penzance as of 3.30pm today, two hours before high tide.

Cornwall Council has opened its multi-agency crisis centre, Silver Command, to deliver a co-ordinated response to the adverse weather. The Prom at Penzance has been closed off by police while Sennen and Porthleven face the storm’s full force.

A wave measuring more than 17 foot was registered on Sevenstones buoy off the coast of Penzance. Updates as they come in;

*Penzance train station is said to be completely under water.

*Take care - Cornwall Council has announced there will be no gritting tonight because their hands are full tackling flooding incidents.

*Penzance prom to remain closed until morning in order to remove debris.

*Crisis control command centre in Cornwall, Silver Control, will be reduced to a skeleton crew in operation from 4.30am on Saturday morning until two hours after high tide. Crews from the police and Cormac will be on standby in Porthleven from 4.30am on Saturday morning in case of problems caused by the strong winds.

Read more: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/LIVE-Weather-updates-Cornwall/story-20631556-<br><br>detail/story.html##ixzz2tLMCdaw4