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Sussex Police deals with 600 calls about Storm Katie

Sussex Police have responded to 600 weather-related incidents.

Between midnight and 9.30am on Bank Holiday Monday, Sussex Police received 600 weather-related calls.

The vast majority relate to trees down on properties or in roads.

The reports are being responded to wherever needed by emergency services, including highways authorities and fire and rescue services.

There have been no reports of injuries or major incidents.

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Ferry and shipping movements affected by strong winds and homes left without power

Credit: ABIGAL BRACKEN

Ferry and shipping movements have been affected by the heavy winds with the Port of Dover suspending business until the adverse weather passes.

Port of Dover Travel posted on Twitter: "Due to severe weather conditions in the Channel #PortofDover has temporarily suspended shipping movements in the harbour."

Delays are being experienced on ferry services from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk with ferries from Portsmouth and the New Forest to the Isle of Wight also seeing delays and suspended services.

Heavy rain during the storm has also caused river levels to rise with the Environment Agency issuing 23 flood warnings and 122 alerts.

It posted: "River levels rising quickly in response to rain overnight."< Thousands of homes are also without power across the South East and South West.

UK Power Networks posted: "Weather has impacted some power supplies, we're sorry to those customers affected."

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