Massive waves batter sea wall and crash into trains at Dawlish

Environment Agency issued flood warnings

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Dawlish waves hit sea wall

The moment high waves battered trains passing through Dawlish station in Devon was captured on camera.

Local resident Daniel Paul filmed the waves coming over the top of a CrossCountry train and sent the footage to the Torquay Herald Express.

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Trains were disrupted on Sunday and the rough weather also brought floods to the seafronts of Torquay, Paignton and Teignmouth.

Beach huts in Torbay were hit and some owners secured their huts using ropes.

Nine hundred sandbags were laid in key areas of Exmouth and on Sunday, the Environment Agency tweeted: "Improving picture in Devon and Cornwall. But keep boards/bags out ahead of tonight's tide #floodaware".



Issuing a flood warning on Sunday night, an Environment Agency spokesman told the Express: "High tide levels combined with strong winds and large waves mean that flooding is expected during the evening tide on Sunday. Spray overtopping and flooding of roads and low-lying land is expected. Large waves combined with 50 to 60 miles per hour winds will make conditions hazardous at exposed coastal locations."

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