Greater Manchester fire crews get 200 calls in 2 hours

Fire crews in Greater Manchester say they got over 230 calls last night. They came between 5pm and 7pm as people battled against the stormy weather. Among reports of loose tiles and chimney stacks there have also been some lucky escapes.

A tree came down on a car in Broadoak Road, Ashton, where passers-by helped the driver out. In Woodhouse Lane, Wythenshawe, a tree came down in the garden of a house trapping the family inside.

I'd like to thank everyone for their help as we deal with these weather related incidents."Our fire crews, officers and control room staff - along with other emergency services and partner organisations - are doing everything they can to keep the community safe."

– Area Manager Warren Pickstone

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Severe weather batters the North West and IOM

Emergency crews have responded to hundreds of calls as gales of up to 90 miles an hour battered the region.