Jersey hit by thunder and lightning storm

Emergency services were stretched to the limit overnight as torrential rain, together with thunder and lightning hit the island.

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Watch: Footage of last night's storm and a full report on the damage left behind

Jersey was hit by thunder and lightning and torrential rain last night. Many parts of the island were flooded by morning.

Jersey's Fire & Rescue Service say they were "overwhelmed and stretched to the limit" by calls overnight during the thunder and lightning storm.

In fact there were so many calls that back-up on-call firefighters were called in to assist.

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Storm emergency services "overwhelmed and stretched"

Jersey's Fire & Rescue Service say they were "overwhelmed and stretched to the limit" by calls overnight during the thunder and lightning storm.

Calls included reports of lightning strikes to properties in the west of the island.

Other reports ranged from concern for electrics from water pouring into homes through to major flooding, with some people forced to flee to the first floor of their homes as gushing water entered properties.

There were so many calls that back-up on-call firefighters were called in to assist.

At the height of the extreme weather, 20 firefighters dealt with over 50 calls in a 3 hour period.

Weather warning on Battle day

Jersey's Met Office have issued a weather warning for the Channel Islands area with more storms on the way.

Last night saw heavy rainfall and thunder storms which resulted in flooding in some areas and a landslide covering the road between Gorey and Anneport.

Jersey's Fire Service say they were stretched to their limit having received 50 calls in three hours.

The nature of the calls received ranged from concern for electrics from water ingress to major flooding, and in extreme cases occupiers were forced to flee to first floor areas of their homes as gushing water entered their properties.

– Watch Commander Vibert
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