Cornwall clearing up after Eleanor

40 fallen trees for Cormac to deal with

Portreath

Strong winds and high tides are not a great combination – with a Met Office weather warning in place for more strong wind, authorities and the RNLI are asking the public to stay away from exposed coastal locations, especially during tonight’s high tide (depending on where you are this will be between around 5.30pm in the far west and 7pm in the east) and tomorrow morning’s spring tide (again, depending on where you are this will be between 5.50am in the far west and 7.20am in the east).

Council and Cormac staff have been working throughout the day dealing with the aftermath of #StormEleanor including more than 40 fallen trees and localised surface water flooding throughout Cornwall.

Much of the work today has been in Portreath following the collapse of a harbour wall to the western side of the village’s main car park. A section of the car park is currently closed.

Council and Cormac crews are currently clearing debris from the collapsed wall and will remain on site during tonight’s high tide (around 6.10pm) and ahead of tomorrow morning’s spring tide (around 6.30am).

The community has a local flood plan in place in Portreath and the flood co-ordinators will be contacting residents to offer support and advice.