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Thousands without power due to Storm Doris

Thousands of people have been left without power as Storm Doris brought down power lines and affected supply.

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'Avoid parks' due to falling tree risk warn council

Liverpool council is asking residents to avoid all of the city's parks during Storm Doris, because of the risk of falling trees.

Tree blown down in Childwall Credit: @katebeardx

Trees have been blown down across Merseyside:

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Storm Doris blowing trampolines out of gardens

One of the more bizarre results of the high winds brought by Storm Doris has been trampolines blown out of people's gardens.

Dovecot Credit: Sam Randles

Sam Randles in Dovecot captured this of a trampoline blown out of a neighbour's garden.

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Steve's neighbour in Liverpool got an unexpected trampoline in his garden.

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Daisy's trampoline was a casualty of the wind along with her garden fence.

Tiles blown from shop roof as Storm Doris hits

Emergency services are in Bromborough Village in Wirral after roof tiles were blown onto the high street.

Bromborough Village in Wirral Credit: Julie Cavanagh

The road remains closed while repairs are made. Strong winds and heavy rain have caused disruption across Merseyside as Storm Doris hits the region.

Bromborough Village in Wirral Credit: Julie Cavanagh

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Storm Doris blows roof from supermarket in Blackpool

The roof of a supermarket in Blackpool has partially blown off in strong winds.

Lidl on Devonshire Road in Blackpool Credit: ITV Granada

Devonshire Road has been closed by police while the roof at the Lidl store is secured.

Storm Doris has already reached speeds of nearly 90mph and brought down power cables and trees when it hit the mainland from 6am this morning.

Devonshire Road in Blackpool in closed while the roof is secured. Credit: ITV Granada

The Met Office upgraded the storm to a "weather bomb" - this is when a storm rapidly deepens in the space of 24 hours.

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