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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 08:07 GMT 09:07 UK
Storms bring coast flooding back
Penzance
Penzance seafront was closed on Thursday night
Storm-force winds battered coastal towns across the South West for a second night on Thursday.

High tides and winds combined to create flooding in coastal areas, but coastguards said it was nowhere near as bad as the previous night.

There was flooding in Falmouth, Flushing and Cawsand in Cornwall, but Looe had fewer problems than expected.

The Environment Agency has now stood down flood watches in the north and south Devon areas.

In Penzance, the sea road was flooded as waves broke over the harbour wall which was damaged on Wednesday.

Torquay
Debris at Torquay where the seafront was temporarily closed
The seafronts at Torquay, Paignton, Exmouth and Sidmouth in Devon were all closed because of high waves and debris.

Coastguards have warned against people "wave dodging" during bad weather.

Train services remain severely disrupted following the breakdown of two trains at Dawlish after waves swamped the coastal line.

Replacement bus services are operating between Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids and St Erth and Penzance.

Network Rail is working to repair the Newton Abbot line, but has given no guarantee that the line will reopen on Friday.

The region currently has no direct rail service to London.




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Pictures from Penzance as it is battered by storms



FROM OTHER NEWS SITES:
Glasgow Evening Times Wave swamps train as gales hit south - 21 hrs ago
Daily Mail Clean-up after storms batter coast - 27 hrs ago
The Sun 80mph gales lash coast - 33 hrs ago
TelegraphStorms cause havoc on coast - 34 hrs ago
Sky News South Coast Storms Cause Travel Chaos - 36 hrs ago
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SEE ALSO:
Storms sandbags were 'too late'
28 Oct 04  |  Cornwall
Floods cause town centre closure
28 Oct 04  |  Cornwall
Gusty winds batter south coast
28 Oct 04  |  Dorset
Storms batter Cornish coastline
27 Oct 04  |  Devon


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