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Good news for some of the Dawlish storm evacuees

By HEdawnellis  |  Posted: February 07, 2014

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Some residents evacuated from their sea view homes in Dawlish following violent storms earlier this week had some good news yesterday.

Teignbridge Council, together with Network Rail, contractors and Devon and Cornwall Police are now managing access back to the homes of residents of Sea Lawn Terrace and Riviera Terrace.

Residents of Sea Lawn Terrace are now able to return to their homes. 

As Riviera Terrace was hit hard it will take more time to assess how severe the damage is.They have however been able to go back to collect essential items.

Further structural assessments will take place on Monday and residents are being kept updated. It remains Teignbridge's aim to ensure people can return to their homes as quickly and as safely as possible. 

Network Rail is working onsite to carry our repairs to the damaged sea wall.

A spokesman for Teignbridge Council said: "Further structural assessments will take place on Monday and residents are being kept updated.

It remains Teignbridge's aim to ensure people can return to their homes as quickly and as safely as possible." 

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  • nocoment  |  February 07 2014, 2:22PM

    im not making light of the situation but there is enough civil engineers looking into it that the hole it will be growing with time and not tide the homes could have been protected with steel sheets to hold back any further slip move move move not look look look

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  • charlesA941  |  February 07 2014, 11:20AM

    Re Repair to Sea Wall at Dawlish. As I understand this there is to be a replacement of the failed rail link eventually? I thought from BBC NEWS that the rail link was suspended indefinately. It is surely very expensive to build supportive cliff face again.I suppose travellers can relay on emergency bus links meanwhile? There must be buses anyway between towns in Hampshire which will find increased numbers due to this rail failure? I once read of a research by the civil engineers of HantsUniv. some 15 yrs ago to show that shaped concrete cols about 20ft high would break incoming wave energies where coastal weakness were apparent. Is this not still vogue? Its always for some other places it seems.

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  • TopMinstrel  |  February 07 2014, 10:48AM

    It still doesn't get away from the fact that all the agencies COCKED UP. And do not just blame this government, the neglect has been going on for years.

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