January 18, 2009
cut to 80 homes as high winds batter Burnham-On-Sea
force winds of up to 70mph gave Burnham-On-Sea a battering on
Saturday evening (January 17th), leaving almost 80 homes without
power and causing damage.
winds and heavy rain struck at around 7pm, bringing down trees,
fences and signs and causing a low voltage substation failure
in Highbridge that left 79 properties without power for several
hours near the town's police station.
information board in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea was blown off
its base, as pictured here, and several lights were damaged on
the town's seafront.
at the pier struggled to control two large parasols from being
blown around, which were damaged in the wind.
the end it took four of us to get each parasol down," pier
manager Louise Parkin told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "The wind
blew one pane of glass, two globe lights and some roof material
from the top of the kiosk plus a few lights."
were reported down in Stoddens Lane and along Harp Road, near
at Burnham's pier struggled to control this large parasol, which
had been ripped by the strong winds and was left teetering in
huge sign at the entrance to Morland Road in Highbridge was brought
down in Saturday's storm.
at the entrance to Asda in Highbridge were also blown over in
the high winds.