Storm: Updates from south-west England on Friday, 3 January

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Last updated 3 January 2014



Hi I'm Jonathan Morris, I'll be bringing you the latest updates as they happen on storms across the region today. Please email us with your comments and pictures.

STANDARD 0622 Flood warnings

There are 14 severe flood warnings and 60 flood warnings in Devon and Cornwall, according to the Environment Agency.

STANDARD 0625 Flood defences

People living in Ilfracombe in Devon were joined by emergency services during the night as they gathered sand from beaches to build flood defences.

STANDARD 0627 High tides

High water is expected at 06:54 at Plymouth, 07:05 at Barnstaple and 07:57 at Weymouth in Dorset.

TWEET 0634 Newquay defences


At last night's high tide BBC reporter Jon Kay tweeted: Somewhere under that wave is the Newquay aquarium. High tide here in Cornwall. Very rough seas.

STANDARD 0636 Firefighters strike

Firefighters are striking this morning and will continue until 08:30 GMT says Cornwall Fire Brigade.

STANDARD 0637 Homes flooded

Homes on Penzance promenade have flooded this morning, BBC Radio Cornwall is reporting.

STANDARD 0642 St Ives harbour

The are reports of St Ives harbour flooding, according to BBC Radio Cornwall.

STANDARD 0646 Ferries cancelled

Brittany Ferries has cancelled its crossings to and from Plymouth and France.