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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 August, 2004, 00:55 GMT 01:55 UK
In Pictures: Flooding in Cornwall
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Boscastle in north Cornwall was a picturesque village thriving on tourism before Monday's floods
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Heavy storms caused 6cm (2ins) of rain to fall resulting in major flooding
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Cars from a full car park were thrown around like toys in the flood ravaged coastal community
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Rescue services were hampered by the torrents flowing through the village
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RAF helicopters were needed to help dozens of stranded villagers to escape
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The RAF's cameras captured pictures of dramatic rescues
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Two girls are airlifted to safety after being stranded on the roof of a house
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The RAF helicopter's view shows the full extent of the flooding
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On Tuesday cars remain half buried and debris is strewn all around the village
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The visitors' centre in Boscastle was destroyed by the floods
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Boscastle residents described Monday's floods as "like a nightmare"

The BBC's Nicholas Witchell
"A torrent of water which came with such little warning"

Rescuers combing flood-hit village
17 Aug 04  |  Cornwall
Villagers describe flood horror
17 Aug 04  |  Cornwall
Dozens rescued from flash floods
16 Aug 04  |  Cornwall
Couple and baby lifted from car
17 Aug 04  |  Cornwall


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