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Torquay seafront closed due to flooding

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: October 24, 2011

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TORQUAY seafront was closed to traffic this morning because of flooding as parts of Devon and Cornwall went on flood alert amid heavy rain.

Torre Abbey, Livermead and Meadfoot Sea Road were the areas affected.

The Met Office is warning that some areas of Devon and Cornwall could have as much as 150mm (5.9in) of rain today.

The Environment Agency has warned that floods are possible along the South Devon coast at Beesands, Torcross, Slapton, Torbay and Dawlish.

The Met Office's website said: "Periods of heavy rain, accompanied at times by strong winds, will affect parts of western Britain during Monday.

"The public should be aware that quantities of rain may be sufficient in a few places to disrupt travel and give rise to localised flooding."

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  • The_Nemesiss  |  October 24 2011, 5:20PM

    "biblical proportions" over statement or what!! I had a poo of "biblical proportions " too.. zzzzz

  • Karen362  |  October 24 2011, 3:49PM

    There was a flood of biblical proportions when I first moved back here in the Autumn of 2004. I remember it well because I went out and bought some heavy duty Wellington boots. Is it a case of deja vu, perhaps? I'm just glad I didn't ride my bicycle along the promenade like a prize Kipling, that's all.. Ere, I never did find out who stole those Wellies...

  • The_Nemesiss  |  October 24 2011, 1:21PM

    I was walking past on that day and he spashed me!!!