Storm Ciara Left Great Damage across Devon and Cornwall

Alan Stainer / County Times

Storm Ciara arrived across the regions of Devon and Cornwall, leaving considerable damages to properties last Sunday. The situation led to an amber warning for wind speed that is estimated to reach eighty miles per hour, added with heavy rains covering several extents. The storm caused reparations in a lot of areas, including transportation delays, uprooted trees, and torn roofs from houses.

Fallen trees on the streets caused traffic delays. The police closed the busy A390 in St. Austell due to a large tree blocking the road but was opened later after the clean-up operations. However, another tree fell to the area on late Sunday, forcing the area to be closed off from any vehicle again.

A large tree fell to a gas canister in Devon’s most historic pubs, evacuating the people into a safer area. The gas supply was cut by the firefighters to keep Ley Arms near A38 safe.

Another fallen tree blocked the traffic in Torquay, causing the road inefficient for transit. Meanwhile, in Meadfoot road, a giant tree also fell and almost crushed the cars on the street.

A woman in Cornwall almost had her car crashed with a giant roof that came off from a house nearby. Kayleigh Murphy, a resident in St. Dennis, narrated that she was on transit to her home when the roof suddenly appeared. It also destroyed a power cable, leaving live wires open, causing the police to shut the power temporarily.

Many transport delays were reported during the storm. The Flybe cancelled flights going to Exeter Airport. The Tamar Bridge limited entries for large vehicles that can be blown away by the high winds for safety precautions. The vehicles that were restricted are motorcycles, bicycles, towing trailers, and high-sided vehicles.

Additional damage counts were on the buildings after the billowing winds and rains destroyed establishments.


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