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The boss of the holiday park shares CCTV footage of the moment a huge wave crashes through the arcade as he warns Brits

A holiday park boss shares footage of the moment a huge wave swept through an amusement arcade, warning Britons to prepare for flooding ahead of heavy rain.

Rob Braddick, 50, had attended the Westward Ho! boardwalk in Devon inside Ho! Barts Family Entertainment Center when he heard a loud noise across the room.

The 50-year-old rushed to discover that a wave had ripped away a glass-paneled entrance door and its protective panels, causing an eye-watering £40,000 worth of damage.

He shared the CCTV clip showing the massive deluge of water through his windows blowing up arcade machines as a warning to others following the Met Office’s weather warnings this weekend.

Shocking footage reveals the moment a huge wave crashed through an arcade AT Westward Ho! promenade in Devon

Forecasters issued a yellow weather rain warning from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, saying homes and businesses were likely to be flooded and power would face “some interruption.”

The warning covers parts of North and South Wales, along with parts of North West England, including Manchester.

And the government has now issued 30 flood warnings, meaning flooding was ‘expected’, and 66 warnings, meaning it was ‘possible’, across England.

The CCTV footage shows the ‘immensely powerful’ wave knocking a heavy claw crane game off the wall and engulfing a children’s swing machine.

The water flows over the patterned carpet and surrounds the arcade's electric games

The water flows over the patterned carpet and surrounds the arcade's electric games

The water flows over the patterned carpet and surrounds the arcade’s electric games

Another angle from above the destroyed entrance shows water pouring over the patterned carpet, dangerously surrounding the arcade’s electric games in less than two seconds.

Owner of Braddick’s Leisure, Rob, was relieved to find that there were no customers in the way, despite the arcade being open and only 20 feet from the boardwalk wall.

Footage shows the entire entrance panel completely ripped away from the building as people watch in amazement.

Braddicks Leisure owner Rob Braddick, 50, (pictured) was relieved that no customers were in the way

Braddicks Leisure owner Rob Braddick, 50, (pictured) was relieved that no customers were in the way

Braddicks Leisure owner Rob Braddick, 50, (pictured) was relieved that no customers were in the way

Rob had gone to the Westward Ho!  boardwalk in Devon inside Ho!  Barts Family Entertainment Center when he heard the loud noise coming from the next room

Rob had gone to the Westward Ho!  boardwalk in Devon inside Ho!  Barts Family Entertainment Center when he heard the loud noise coming from the next room

Rob had gone to the Westward Ho! boardwalk in Devon inside Ho! Barts Family Entertainment Center when he heard the loud noise coming from the next room

The arcade had to throw out and replace water-damaged machines and soggy carpets as part of a massive insurance claim.

Less than two weeks after the 2014 incident, he had the entrance bricked up and moved around the corner to avoid being hit by the merciless sea weather again.

Flooding has already wreaked havoc across Britain, as the Met Office has issued two more yellow alerts for tomorrow for north-west England and much of Wales.

Due to the tidal nature of the sea, the waves are calm throughout the night, in time for the family to return in the morning and assess the damage

Due to the tidal nature of the sea, the waves are calm throughout the night, in time for the family to return in the morning and assess the damage

Due to the tidal nature of the sea, the waves are calm throughout the night, in time for the family to return in the morning and assess the damage

The arcade had to throw out and replace water-damaged machines and soggy carpets

The arcade had to throw out and replace water-damaged machines and soggy carpets

The arcade had to throw out and replace water-damaged machines and soggy carpets

A woman died after being rescued from flooding in Walkerburn, Scottish Boarders, on New Year’s Eve and Wales Fire Brigade had to rescue a trapped driver in marshy Machynlleth, West Wales, last week.

One Scotsman even built a wall of animal dung in his own driveway in a desperate attempt to keep his house from flooding.

Now nine years after his weather nightmare, Rob shares the clip as he urges others to stay safe by taking precautions and “getting on board” when necessary.

Nine years after his weather nightmare, Rob shares the clip as he urges others to stay safe by taking precautions

Nine years after his weather nightmare, Rob shares the clip as he urges others to stay safe by taking precautions

Nine years after his weather nightmare, Rob shares the clip as he urges others to stay safe by taking precautions

His post featuring the footage has garnered nearly 250 comments, with users describing it as “wild” and “a great wave.”

Rob, from Westward Ho!, Devon, said: ‘We’ve never had anything like it before or since.

“We knew that corner was vulnerable, so we boarded it up for the night, but the wave just came through and pushed the doors and window straight in.

“We heard a vibration and a lot of breaking glass. We could see the water on the carpet so we ran around hoping no one was standing in that area. It was really dangerous.’

Windows were broken as part of the damage

Windows were broken as part of the damage

Fortunately, no one was injured by the strong waves at the arcade

Fortunately, no one was injured by the strong waves at the arcade

In total there was £40,000 worth of damage following the terrifying incident

‘The power of these waves is enormous. It is scary. It takes three or four people to lift those machines, but the wave did it easily.

“If you’re a little vulnerable this winter, I’d make sure you board up what you’ve got.”

Due to the tidal nature of the sea, the waves are calm all night, in time for the family to return in the morning and survey the damage.

Less than two weeks after the 2014 incident, he had the entrance bricked up and moved around the corner

Less than two weeks after the 2014 incident, he had the entrance bricked up and moved around the corner

Less than two weeks after the 2014 incident, he had the entrance bricked up and moved around the corner

Rob’s family business has owned the arcade, called Mrs B’s Amusements at the time of the incident, since 1992, and they also own pubs and a holiday park in Westward Ho!

The businessman’s Facebook post read: “Blimey. That must have been a wave and the doors were boarded up outside. Nine years ago tonight.’

One of them commented, “Holy moly, that must have been one hell of a wave to do that.” Winter storms are powerful things.’

Rob said, 'The power of these waves is immense.  It is scary.  It takes three or four people to lift those machines, but the wave did it easily'

Rob said, 'The power of these waves is immense.  It is scary.  It takes three or four people to lift those machines, but the wave did it easily'

Rob said, ‘The power of these waves is immense. It is scary. It takes three or four people to lift those machines, but the wave did it easily’

Another added: “That’s so dangerous! Good job, there were no children around.’

A third said, “What a wild night that was. So much damage. Amazing how well it all recovered. Quite a challenge for all involved!’

A fourth wrote, “Never underestimate the power of the sea when it is determined that it is unstoppable.”

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