Homes flooded and Torquay's Living Coasts closed as waves batter Torbay
LIVING Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, is closed today because of the weather.
The coastal conservation charity is on the edge of the Bay near Haldon Pier and huge waves are making parts of the site unsafe for visitors.
Living Coasts director Elaine Hayes said: “Right now it is not safe for visitors to come to Living Coasts as waves are washing over the terrace.
"All the animals are safe. We are keeping a close eye on the net, though it is designed to withstand storms such as this.
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"We hope to be open as usual again tomorrow.”
Firefighters were called to Moor Park Road in Kingskerswell just before 3pm yesterday when floodwater from a nearby quarry affected nearby homes.
Three fire appliances from Torquay attended.
A spokesman said a large volume of water had run off from a nearby quarry affecting the public highway and a number of domestic properties.
Fire crews made the electrics safe in the property using small tools and gave occupants safety advice.
Brixham firefighters were called just before 2pm yesterday after reports of flooding at Cumberland Green in the town.
The crew removed floodwater and isolated the electrics.