Porthleven Lifeboat Day cancelled due to Hurricane Bertha

Porthleven Lifeboat Day cancelled due to Hurricane Bertha

Porthleven Lifeboat Day cancelled due to Hurricane Bertha

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Porthleven Lifeboat Day has been cancelled as a result of the forecast weather conditions.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as a result of the tail end of Hurricane Bertha hitting our shores.

Organisers of the annual RNLI fundraising event took the decision due to the strong winds, which could have caused health and safety issues.

The Environment Agency issued a statement this morning, warning that widespread heavy rain over the course of today could cause localised surface water flooding in some parts of the south west.

Paul Sadler, for the Environment Agency, said: “On Sunday and Monday a combination of high spring tides and strong westerly winds bring a risk of large waves and spray and possible flooding to the south west coast of England.  
 
“We advise people to keep themselves informed by checking flood warnings on the Environment Agency website and listening to local radio. If you’re travelling to or from holiday then check your flood risk before setting off and don’t drive through flood waters.

"If you’re by the coast then stay safe, keep clear of promenades and don’t be tempted to put yourself at risk.
 
“The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor the situation closely along with the Met Office and local authorities. We are supporting local authorities, who will respond to any reports of surface water flooding. 

"Our teams are out on the ground, ensuring coastal flood defences are ready, rivers can flow freely and clearing trash screens. "

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2:14pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I am in Porthleven most Sundays, and judging by the amount of people there today, unfortunately I would think there were a lot of people that did not know it was cancelled. I feel sorry for those that have booked their holidays to coincide with the event and all those involved.
I am in Porthleven most Sundays, and judging by the amount of people there today, unfortunately I would think there were a lot of people that did not know it was cancelled. I feel sorry for those that have booked their holidays to coincide with the event and all those involved. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 5

11:36am Wed 27 Aug 14

Shergarr says...

Could there be a better definition of irony? Lifeboat cancelled due to bad weather. A bit like cancelling national umbrella day due to rain. The fact that none of the local press felt this was worthy of comment just about sums up the standard of the West country's local press.
Could there be a better definition of irony? Lifeboat cancelled due to bad weather. A bit like cancelling national umbrella day due to rain. The fact that none of the local press felt this was worthy of comment just about sums up the standard of the West country's local press. Shergarr
  • Score: -9

1:08pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Shergarr wrote:
Could there be a better definition of irony? Lifeboat cancelled due to bad weather. A bit like cancelling national umbrella day due to rain. The fact that none of the local press felt this was worthy of comment just about sums up the standard of the West country's local press.
There is nothing wrong with the Falmouth/Helston Packets coverage of it hence the article above, or indeed their standard of press coverage. There is so much constantly going on locally they do a very good job in covering it all. Porthleven lifeboat day was cancelled because of danger to the public on the harbour head, as the gales were making the stalls/gazebos collapse, not because the lifeboat cannot be used in rough weather.
[quote][p][bold]Shergarr[/bold] wrote: Could there be a better definition of irony? Lifeboat cancelled due to bad weather. A bit like cancelling national umbrella day due to rain. The fact that none of the local press felt this was worthy of comment just about sums up the standard of the West country's local press.[/p][/quote]There is nothing wrong with the Falmouth/Helston Packets coverage of it hence the article above, or indeed their standard of press coverage. There is so much constantly going on locally they do a very good job in covering it all. Porthleven lifeboat day was cancelled because of danger to the public on the harbour head, as the gales were making the stalls/gazebos collapse, not because the lifeboat cannot be used in rough weather. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

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