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Storm Katie causes scaffolding collapse in Berkshire town

Thousands of homes have been left without power, travel on land, sea and air has been badly disrupted and property has been damaged. Severe storm Katie took a heavy toll as winds of up to 100 mph tore across the region. In Woodley in Berkshire scaffolding collapsed onto shops and cafes but no one was hurt. Today people have been clearing up and counting the cost. Here's Mary Stanley


Thousands without power after Storm Katie hits South East

Engineers trying to restore power in Pycombe near Hassocks Credit: ITV

More than fifteen thousand homes in the South East are still without power after Storm Katie brought winds of more than seventy miles an hour to the region, tearing down power lines.

Dozens of flights at Gawick were cancelled, others were diverted.

In Kent, the Dartford Bridge and the Sheppey Crossing were temporarily closed, while fallen trees blocked roads and rail routes.

You can watch Abigail Bracken's report by clicking on the link below.

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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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