Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Video and Pictures: Properties flooded in Lynmouth

PUBLISHED: 14:23 18 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:33 19 October 2012

Lynmouth flooded with the high tide on Wednesday night. Pic: Andrew Fuller

Lynmouth flooded with the high tide on Wednesday night. Pic: Andrew Fuller

Archant

It is estimated 10 properties fell victim to the high tide in the coastal village last night (Wed).

The waves were still crashing over the harbour wall in Lynmouth this morning. Pic: Guy Harrop. The waves were still crashing over the harbour wall in Lynmouth this morning. Pic: Guy Harrop.

PROPERTIES in Lynmouth felt the full force of the high tides and gale force winds last night (Wed).

The Environment Agency confirmed 10 properties, a mixture of domestic and business, had been flooded.

High tide peaked between 8pm and 9pm last night and gale force winds brought high waves crashing onto the sea front.

Reports came in on Twitter last night that cars had been trapped in floodwater.

@EnvAgencySW said: “Some cars have been trapped in flood water at #Lynmouth. Please don’t try to walk through floodwater to your car - it can be very dangerous.”

A further tweet from the agency also said: “Our teams are on site now dealing with flooding at #Lynmouth. We think 10 properties have been flooded. #SWFlood”

For more photos see out gallery in the top right of the page.

Were you in Lynmouth last night? Did you witness the flooding? Call the newsdesk on 01271 345056 or email your photos to sarah.howells@archant.co.uk

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

30 minutes ago

A cafe, skate park and performance plaza are among ideas proposed to remodel Pilton Park in Barnstaple if the River Yeo is diverted

Read more

Route 39 Academy has lodged a formal complaint with Ofsted after it placed North Devon’s first free school in special measures.

Read more
28 minutes ago

The Queen’s Theatre will host Bill Kenwright’s Blood Brothers in April 2018

Read more

The man was spotted some distance from rescuers on the cliffside, and had to be winched to safety by the Coastguard helicopter.

Read more

North Devon’s first free school, Route 39 Academy, held an urgent parents’ meeting last night after being rated as inadequate by Ofsted.

Read more

Work on a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the A39 in Roundswell, Barnstaple, is set for completion at the end of August.

Read more

North Devon will be hosting the Great Purple Weekend for Over and Above - find out what events are happening near you.

Read more

Join the big beach clean at Saunton Sands, with free parking and a barbecue for all involved.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:51

Pictures from the colourful parade through Bideford to celebrate the first Pride and Diversity Festival in North Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:28

The Voice has opened a brand new studio in Barnstaple - take a look at our timeline of the history of The Voice, and watch the video from the opening event here.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications