winds in Burnham-On-Sea area bring down trees and cut power
winds brought down trees and caused damage in Burnham-On-Sea and
the surrounding area on Tuesday (June 6th).
gusting over 60mph battered the area through the day after a night
of heavy rain.
was blown over by the force of the winds in St Mary's Road, Burnham,
as pictured above, blocking it until it could be safely removed.
gales whipped up stormy sea conditions along the coastline, with
big waves slamming into Brean Down, as pictured above.
cables were brought down across the road in Highbridge's Tregillis
Close, and Western Power Distribution was called in to repair the
damage and restore power to homes in the area. There were other
power cuts in Brean and Berrow.
stormy sea conditions were also seen in Burnham and prompted a warning
from Coastguards advising walkers to keep at a safe distance.
outdoor inflatable assault course at Middlemoor Splash between East
Huntspill and Woolavington was also devastated by the storm. "The
anchoring points were broken away and the damaged equipment was
everywhere," said the park's Reece Willows. "I am so very,
very saddened by this massive loss of equipment and investment but
we are determined to be back open soon."