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Clearing up the mess after Storm Imogen hits West Sussex

High winds caused by Storm Imogen brought down this garden wall in Chichester, West Sussex Credit: Ryan Nolan

Winds reached their peak around 11pm last night when a band of torrential rain, thunder and lightning moved along the south coast. Ryan Nolan, from Chichester, sent us the picture of his garden garden wall which was blown over by the huge gusts.

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Almost 5,000 homes without power after Storm Imogen

Almost 5,000 homes in the South West, Midlands and Wales have been left without power after Storm Imogen hit with hurricane-force winds.

Engineers have been working through the night to restore affected services, Western Power Distribution said.

Storm Imogen felled trees and downed power lines with hurricane-force winds. Credit: ITV Meridian/Sally Ann Simkiss

Almost 300 Environment Agency flood warnings are in place across the UK amid heavy downpours, with 59 warnings calling for "immediate action".

The South West and Wales are expected to see up to more than 1.5ins (40mm) of rain during Monday.

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Train travel delayed and disrupted after Storm Imogen

Train travellers across the south and south west have been told to expect delays and disruption after Storm Imogen hit overnight.

South West Trains services between Southampton and Weymouth and between Portsmouth and London are disrupted, while Southern and Great Western Railway services were also affected.

South West Trains services are facing disruption following the overnight storms. Credit: PA Archive

P&O Ferries warned of delays to its cross-Channel service but told passengers to check in as normal while other ferry services were also facing disruption or cancellation.

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