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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 December, 2004, 06:35 GMT
Flood of interest prompts leaflet
Boscastle leaflet
The flood leaflet will give people an insight into what took place
A leaflet about the Boscastle flood has been published.

North Cornwall District Council's Coast and Countryside team wrote the brochure in response to interest from visitors in the village and surrounding area.

The brochure describes the flood's devastation and aftermath and also has historical information on previous floods in the South West.

Proceeds from it sale will go towards re-establishing the village visitor centre, which was destroyed.

'Terrible devastation'

The floods on Monday 16 August caused millions of pounds of damage.

A 3m (10ft) wall of water crashed through the village when 77mm (3in) of rain fell in just a couple of hours.

Charlie David, Head of the Coast and Countryside service said: "Boscastle and surrounding areas suffered terrible devastation during the floods.

"Homes, businesses and the village's infrastructure were all affected.

"We are hoping this leaflet will answer some of the many questions about Boscastle we are frequently asked, and give people an insight into what took place that day."

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