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Standby 2014

Friday, 03 January 2014 17:49

Standby due to predicted poor weather

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Standby due to predicted poor weather

Immediately following our Newton Abbot callout, our swift water rescue specialists were put on standby to assist the emergency services including Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, HM Coastguard and sister Mountain Rescue teams across the peninsula.

A deep low-pressure system

A deep low-pressure system along with saturated ground and high winds and Spring Tides were combining to cause a tidal surge that could cause localised flooding and dangerous high seas along the coast during the early morning of January 3rd. Fortunately, the wind direction and strength changed to lessen the risk and our services were not required. However, further spring tides over the next day or so will mean the heightened alert will continue.

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