Chief Superintendent Chris Boarland and Cornwall Council Leader Alec Robertson
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'Fantastic response' of flood-hit community

More than 100 homes have been evacuated after floods and gale-force winds caused disruption across Cornwall.

People were trapped in their cars and homes by the rising floodwaters, which reached up to 6ft (2m) deep in places.

St Blazey, St Austell, Mevagissey and Lostwithiel were the worst hit areas. The Met Office said a further 10mm (0.4in) of rain could fall overnight.

Chief Superintendent Chris Boarland from Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Council Leader Alec Robertson spoke to reporters about the extent of the damage.

  • 17 Nov 2010
  • From the section UK