In photos: Strong winds cause damage in Burnham-On-Sea area
crews were called to this Burnham-On-Sea home yesterday (Tuesday)
when 60mph winds from the former Hurricane Gonzalo blew away cladding
and caused damage across the area.
Crews were called to Mendip Way at 8am when a large quantity of
cladding was blown from the front of the home, pictured here.
cladding was blown loose and left in a precarious position. Our
crews removed it and made it safe again," a fire spokesman
Elsewhere, several trees were blown down in the area, including
in Queen's Square in Highbridge, and in Burnham's Worston Lane.
A tree fall in East Huntspill, pictured below, brought down several
Several local businesses also face costly repair bills after
their signs were damaged in Burnham, pictured below. A small number
of homes were briefly without power.
A live cable was blown down across this lane near Fosters Farm
in East Huntspill
shops in Burnham town centre suffered damage on Tuesday morning
when their signs and front fascias were damaged by the strong
The damage is pictured above at barber shop Hair of The Dog in
Burnham High Street.
And, right, Burnham clothes shop Peacocks also saw one
of its advertising signs blown down and split in the winds. Several
other businesses also suffered similar damage in the town centre.
This large tree came crashing down besides New Road in East Huntspill,
bringing down cables with it