Storm surge strikes St Ives harbour

Strong winds and extreme seas have begun to batter St Ives harbour this weekend as a big storm entrance moved in.
Spring tide storm surge strikes St Ives harbour leading to floodings on St Ives harbour entrance.

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Storm surge strikes St Ives harbour

Storm surge strikes St Ives harbour

Cornwall Council has organize a administration unit at County Hall, known as Silver Command, to coordinate any movement this weekend.

Crews are nonetheless in Portreath, Bude, Perranporth, St Ives, Wadebridge and Looe – monitoring the local weather, sea state of affairs and flooding.
Every rest centres in Portreath and Bude have now closed and the one family inside the Portreath centre has returned dwelling.
Wharf Freeway in St Ives stays closed. An aged woman has been attended by ambulance crew in St Ives after her window was smashed by waves; she has minor cuts and bruises.

Chief Inspector Mark Bolt and Paul Masters thanked everyone who has been involved in dealing with this incident so professionally as switch now into the restoration and cleanup operation.
Suggestion on preparing for flooding go to the environment firm website online or the Cornwall Council website online at

The harbour grasp at St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, reported that storm boards and sandbags have been washed away at Porthloo. He added info from the Seven Stones Buoy recorded a wind velocity of 36.9 knots or 45mph and a swell of 29.9 ft at 6pm / 6.30pm: Local weather substitute from Silver Administration on the emergency administration centre at New County Hall in Truro.
Assertion from assistant chief authorities Paul Masters: “We’re monitoring the local weather and sea state of affairs as a result of the extreme tide passes up the coast of Cornwall.

Congestion in St Ives as Wharf Road closed by flooding as a storm surge strikes St Ives harbour.
In a press launch, the corporate said: “Flooding is predicted over the extreme tide on Saturday afternoon (approx 6pm), Sunday morning and Monday morning.
“Circumstances will usually apply for two hours each facet of extreme tide. The wind is forecast for south westerly energy eight, with very important waves and the surge spherical 200mm. Overtopping defences is predicted.
“Coastal areas will in all probability be terribly dangerous and most of the people are steered to avoid these areas. Storm surge strikes St Ives harbour”
The firemen organize moveable lights and commenced to pump out the setting up.Storm surge strikes St Ives harbour.
Elsewhere, there have been research of minor flooding at Looe, Bude and Portreath.
In a single day: it has been reported that there have been accidents on the A30 at Bodmin moor because of ice and even in all probability snow.
The railway line between Liskeard and Looe can be disrupted ensuing from flooding
The B3254 at Upton Cross near Liskeard may be blocked ensuing from a fallen tree.

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  • I m glad some of us live the top of town

  • Emily 7 years ago

    I was in the storm surge

    • AJ England 1 week ago

      Wishing all in St ives harbour well after this scary encounter with mother nature and the sea. Sending you all love and light and protection. Xx AJ and Brad England x

  • J Richardson 7 years ago

    So sorry to see this, hope everyone is OK and that your houses and businesses recover. X

  • Dave Rogers 7 years ago

    Incredible! We’re coming down this weekend and really looking forward to it. What is the music on the video? It’s fantastic, very haunting

  • olivia 7 years ago

    Such a shame. The extreme conditions have devastated other parts of the coast. I’m not saying this isn’t awful but it could be worse x

  • A fitzsimon 7 years ago

    I love St ives