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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.

Tree split in half by Storm Imogen

A tree has been split in half in Swindon by Storm Imogen. Strong gusts of winds have been recorded across the south west and weather warnings are in place.

Emergency services are warning people to take extra care on the roads because of the strong winds.

Tree has been split in half by Storm Imogen in Swindon Credit: Natalie Williams
Storm Imogen is battering the south west Credit: Natalie Williams
Tree damage caused by Storm Imogen Credit: Natalie Williams

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Over four thousand homes without power

Over four thousand homes without power in Devon and Cornwall Credit: Western Power

Over four thousand homes are without power across Devon and Cornwall as Storm Imogen hits the south west.

Western Power says the are trying to restore all supplies by midday.

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Fire crews called in to create landslide at Dawlish

Fire crews are helping pump seawater onto the cliff at Dawlish to bring down 350,000 thousand tonnes of potentially unstable rock and earth. Network Rail says the operation should prevent a potentially "catastrophic" collapse that poses a risk to workers.

The recent storms caused more than thirty landslips along the coast.

Network Rail is under pressure to finish the Dawlish repairs by the target date of 4 April 2014. The video above shows the fire crews' work in progress.

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