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Witnesses have described the moments a ferocious storm struck parts of the region, causing disruption to transport and damage to properties.
One home owner in Essex whose house was damaged, said it was like"bowling balls hitting the roof of her house."
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Strong winds over the weekend left a trail of destruction across the east as damage was caused to property and homes.
At Acton near Sudbury in Suffolk this Cessna 172 was ripped from the ropes and weights holding it down.
The owners, Peter and Elaine Miller said. "The aircraft cartwheeled across the private landing strip before turning upside down."
Houses in Harlow in Essex, were among many that suffered damage in the weekend storms. They included a row in Trotter's Road where roofs were blown off.
It was a stormy weekend across the ITV Anglia region.Firefighters in Chelmsford were called to a house on the city's St Catherine's Road which was struck by lightning. Thankfully the strike didn't cause a fire but did leave a chimney in a precarious position.
House owner Pam North said the noise was like "ten pin bowling balls" hitting the roof