Storm Katie leaves trail of damage in Burnham-On-Sea
These were the scenes in Burnham-On-Sea this morning (Bank Holiday
Monday) after Storm Katie's 70mph gusts brought a chimney down
and left a trail of other damage across the town.
Street was closed by Burnham-On-Sea Police after a chimney stack
crashed down at the peak of the early morning storm.
and masonry were blown down onto the street and pavement, waking
startled residents in the surrounding area at around 5am. Police
sealed off the pavement with tape, as pictured below, and as a
safety precaution asked pedestrians not to walk near the affected
several signs and lamp posts have been damaged along the seafront
and a clear-up operation is now underway.
firefighters were called to make safe the roof of Burnham's Esso
Station in Oxford Street after the wind caused damage, as pictured
was also damage to the roof of Lidl in Burnham's Oxford Street.
Staff blocked off part of the entrance with wooden pallets.
trees came down in the area, including this one in Burnham-On-Sea's
Met Office had issued a yellow warning for the region as gusts
of wind up to 70mph hit the Burnham and Highbridge area. A spokesman
said: "An area of low pressure rapidly deepened to the southwest
of the UK on Sunday evening and then ran northeastwards into England
accompanied by some very strong winds and heavy rain."
was further damage in Burnham-On-Sea's Highburn Close where fencing
and a brick wall were damaged, as pictured here.
Secret World at East Huntspill said it was "very sorry and
extremely disappointed" to cancel Monday's Badger Bonanza
open day because of safety concerns. "Overnight, we suffered
structural damage to parts of the site, and the parking field
is flooded. The continuing threat of high winds means that we
cannot guarantee the safety of visitors so we have had to take
the decision to close for the day," said a spokesman.
fence panels were blown down during the overnight storm, including
this large panel that was left in pieces on The Esplanade.
Highbridge, Michael Pickard sent these images of a damaged tree
faced strong winds and blowing sand on Brean beach, as pictured
above, as the storm moved through.
paraglider landing on Burnham-On-Sea beach during the breezy conditions
leading up to the storm.
stunning rainbow formed over Brent Knoll on Easter Sunday in between
the heavy showers of rain and periods of sunshine.