Storm Francis uproots huge 30ft tree after gale-force winds batter Hull

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Storm Francis has caused traffic problems across East Yorkshire with fallen trees and localised flooding.The A165 was closed around Skirlaugh for a short while on Tuesday morning due to a fallen tree. Local farmers helped police and East Riding Council remove the tree from the road.A tree also fell onto the path in Victoria Avenue in west Hull but, thankfully, no one was passing at the time.


Meanwhile, the Environment Agency has issued a flood alert of part of Bridlington due to large waves caused by strong winds.The agency says: “Overtopping waves and spray are expected on the morning of Tuesday between 7am and 2pm and on Tuesday evening between 8pm and midnight as a result of strong winds.“Areas most at risk are seafront areas, low lying land and roads, particularly around the lifeboat station and South Pier. Our incident response staff and our professional partners are checking and operating flood defences as required.“Please be careful along beaches, promenades, coastal footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous. Wind speeds are expected to lessen on Wednesday, but further bad weather is forecast for the end of the week.”


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While the rainfall is set to ease slightly throughout Tuesday, the wind is set to strengthen which could reach 70mph in places.

Storm Francis will bring some very strong winds leading to disruption to travel and power supplies, along with potential damage to trees. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen.

The Met Office

A yellow weather warning for wind remains in place for Hull throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a more serious amber warning has also just been issued for parts of Wales and the Midlands for Tuesday.