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The council say the clean up bill for last months flooding could reach more than £3m.

So they’re asking the Government to help bail them out, applying for a chunk of £5million earmarked by DEFRA, and cash available through the emergency Bellwin Scheme

The November floods wrecked much of the highway network, blocking roads, damaging bridges and wiping out footpaths.

Nearly 250 properties were flooded.

The downpours caused floods in St Germans, St Just, Portreath, St Mawes, Polruan, Blisland, Hessenford, Moorswater, Bugle, Polmassick, East Portholland, Ruan Lanihorne, Tregony, Angarrack and St Just.

Cormac are doing the repairs.

Council spokeswoman Louise Lever said: “The 2010 floods were concentrated in a few locations.

“But November’s flooding affected areas across Cornwall.”

A number of emergency outfits such as the Red Cross helped police and 999 services during the floods.

Volunteer Cornwall distributed a number of dehumidifiers and other help, including winter fuel.
Flood Recovery chief Rob Andrew said: “We are working with town and parish councils and the Environment Agency to develop and update flood plans in areas like Newlyn, Ladock and Millbrook.”
The Council will be applying for financial assistance from the Government’s Bellwin scheme to help recoup some of the revenue costs incurred following the floods.
Council leader Jim Currie said: “Cornwall Council have been in discussions with senior officials at DCLG since the start of the floods.

“We’ve been discussing what, if any, financial assistance the Government can provide to us through the Bellwin scheme or via other mechanisms.
“We are pleased to hear that DEFRA have launched the £5m fund for communities most affected by the floods and we will be working with local communities to apply to this fund.

“Hopefully we can build on the success of similar funding for flood protection from the Environment Agency in 2010 which saw £586,000 put into Individual Property Protection schemes.”


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