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Severe flooding in Fowey (Image: James Pearce/Lexisplace)

UK: The places in Cornwall that need protecting from flooding the most

This is what's being done to protect communities from flooding

Hundreds of homes are flooded every year in Cornwall.

Storm season recently started and many towns were flooded this weekend following the torrential rain on Saturday (November 2).

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to flooding at properties in Truro, Wadebridge, Padstow and Liskeard.

And there were warnings about driving through floods after a van became trapped in water with the driver inside in St Merryn.

In Bude, a shop which had been running for four years was ravaged by flooding and its owner said he has been left with no option but to close over winter.

Cornwall Council recently released its annual Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management report and Cornwall Live has had a look at all the projects there currently are to protect Cornish towns from flooding.

Some of them have just been completed, some are ongoing and others are planned for the future.

Here is a list of most of the ongoing projects to protect Cornwall from flooding:

All of them are from Cornwall Council's Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management 2019 report.

TIME LINE
The projects led by Cornwall Council
  1. Newquay Harbour
Urgent work was carried out from July 2018 and lasted for 16 weeks. The project is now complete.

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