Seaton counts the cost of big storm

Waves crash over the seafront at Seaton during the big storm. Photo by Andrew Polloni

Waves crash over the seafront at Seaton during the big storm. Photo by Andrew Polloni - Credit: Archant

Council staff clear up after property damaged by flooding and flying shingle

The storm washed away hundreds of tons of pebbles from the harbour mouth at Axmouth during the big

The storm washed away hundreds of tons of pebbles from the harbour mouth at Axmouth during the big storm. Photo by Roger Upright - Credit: Archant

East Devon council staff have been clearing up and assessing the damage after yesterday’s devastating storm at Seaton.

West Walk toilets have received extensive damage with doors smashed and shingle inside.

In Beach Road ferocious winds and the exceptionally high tilde piled shingle against the sea wall, limiting the effectiveness of the wave return and putting properties at risk

The sea overtopped the seawall and damaged some flower bed walls behind.


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As a result the council called in a contractor to re-grade the shingle to restore protection.

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