December 4, 2006
clean-up gets started after damaging gales hit Burnham-On-Sea
big clean-up operation was underway in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday
(December 4th) after a weekend of gales left a trail of damage.
workers were called to Gardenhurst, near Grove Road, to remove
a large branch which had been precariously hanging above the road
since being dislodged during Sunday's 80mph winds, as pictured
was cordened off on Monday as workers used a cherry picker to
reach the high branches of the tree and make it safe again.
resident Roy Wallis told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The large branch
had become detached during the gales but luckily wedged itself
in the upper forks of the tree. Had
it dropped, it would have caused damage to anything underneath
it. There certainly would have been severe damage to any car below."
in Burnham, Tim Potts, the owner of High Street shop Sentiments
was also beginning a clean-up operation after the sign on the
front of his shop was blown off during the storms.
hadn't heard anything about it until I saw it on Burnham-On-Sea.com,"
he said after revealing that district council officials had encountered
problems in contacting him.
was quite a shock to see. Sunday's gales were from a southerly
direction, blowing right along the High Street, and they clearly
struck us hard."
just relieved that it happened during the night. Someone could
have been walking underneath if it had happened during the daytime."
winds cause expensive damage in Burnham-On-Sea