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The impact of Storm Imogen

Hundreds of homes are without power, trees have been blown over and schools have shut because of Storm Imogen.

The adverse weather conditions have brought lots of rain and gusts of winds up to 80mph.

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Thousands without power as Storm Imogen takes hold

Damage caused by storm imogen Credit: ITV News

Thousands of properties are still without power across Devon and Cornwall.

Crews from Western Power have been working to try and fix supplies.

Power has come back on in some homes but there are still thousands without.

3,334
Devon properties without power.
5,020
Cornwall properties without power.

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Bank roof blows off due to high winds

A bank in Yatton has had its roof blown off Credit: ITV News

The roof of bank has blown off in North Somerset due to Storm Imogen.

The high street in Yatton was closed this morning as emergency services helped to clear debris from the roof which had fallen onto the road.

Work is underway to repair the damage caused by the strong winds.

Wind blows off bank roof Credit: ITV News
Bank roof damaged Credit: ITV News

WATCH: Windswept Kylie in Clevedon

Wind speeds of up to 80mph have been recorded in the west as Storm Imogen blasts across the region.

ITV's Kylie Pentelow lost her hat in Clevedon because of the strong winds.

Over 16,000 homes now without power

Thousands of homes without power Credit: Western Power

Over 16 thousand homes are now without power across Cornwall and Devon after Storm Imogen batters the south west.

Western Power teams have worked all through the morning to restore supplies to hundreds of homes.

Earlier in the day four thousand homes were without power.

6,499
homes without power in Cornwall
10,886
homes without power in Devon

Some of our customers are currently experiencing power supply problems following high wind which has damaged some of our overhead power equipment.

Forward planning, following advanced Met Office weather predictions, means that our operational depots have been open from first light and we also have in place additional operational and engineering staff, and extra Contact Centre staff available to take customer calls.

Where weather has permitted, our Helicopter Unit has also been on hand to further pinpoint damage caused to our overhead network and to help speed up repairs and power restoration times.

– Western Power
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