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Last Updated: Sunday, 8 October 2006, 13:49 GMT 14:49 UK
50mph winds spark floods alert
Deckchairs on the sand
Strong winds could combine with the tides to produce flooding
People living in coastal areas of Devon and Cornwall are being warned of floods on Sunday.

High tides in the early evening and strong winds of up to 50mph are expected to pose a flooding risk in some areas.

The Environment Agency has flood warnings in four areas of the Devon and Cornwall coast.

They are south and north Cornwall, north Devon from Hartland Point to Lynmouth and Plymouth to Lyme Regis.

Sandbags offer

The Environment Agency says it is monitoring the situation and local councils say they are also prepared.

In east Devon flood boards are in place along the sea fronts in Sidmouth and Exmouth.

Teignbridge, Torbay and South Hams councils have teams on standby ready to deal with any flooding.

North Devon Council, which was issued with a flood warning earlier says sandbags are available to householders who may be concerned.


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