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Channel Islands battered by hurricane force winds overnight

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Dozens of trees down, damaged property and flooding were the result of record-breaking winds hitting the Channel Islands last night.

Guernsey was hit by the highest gusts on record since 1990, at hurricane force 12 - the highest force on the scale.

In Jersey meanwhile, firefighters responded to 11 calls overnight relating to the weather.

The calls ranged from dislodged roof tiles and minor structural damage to a garage roof being peeled back by the strength of the wind.

– Jersey Fire and Rescue

The winds peaked at around 2.30am, with the top speed of 87mph recorded in Jersey.

While the winds have now died down, strong winds at up to force six are predicted for the rest of the day.

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