of damage at Brean caravan park after gales blow over trees
trees caused up to £55,000 of damage to static caravans
at a holiday park in Brean during Sunday's 65mph gales.
caravans were seriously damaged when large trees, weakened by
heavy rain, tumbled onto them, as pictured here.
fortunately no-one was inside them at the time, the bill for the
owners at Brean's Kinnoull and Pinmoor holiday park will likely
be in the region of £55,000.
comes after gale-force winds
swept through the Burnham-On-Sea area on Sunday, bringing
down trees, closing roads and causing damage to fences, signs
and buildings, as reported here.
Price, Manager of Brean's Kinnoull and Pinmoor holiday park, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "At least one static caravan has been
written off and a second has been badly damaged due to the damage."
two of these fully-equipped static caravans would cost around
no-one was inside at the time, but it was a big shock to see them
in this state."
said the weather conditions on Sunday were exceptional. "I
have never seen wind like that here in Brean at this time of the
year - very strong gusts of north easterly winds."
forecasters are forecasting more heavy rain and gusty winds for
the region during the early part of this week, with yellow warnings
in place for Monday and Tuesday.
coverage of Sunday's gales:
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photos of Sunday's damage in the Burnham area
station closed as gales damage roof