For many people in the South East the night of the Great Storm 30 years ago was the longest and most terrifying night of their lives.
Simon Corby, who was just 22 at the time, was in a hotel in Hastings devastated by the wind.
Incredibly he lived, despite falling through the floor in an avalanche of concrete and rubble when the chimney fell in.
He's been telling Sarah Saunders his remarkable story of survival.
Viewer, David Johnston, has sent us this collection of photos.
These from Andrew Crotty from Bexhill who says: "I remember climbing through the trees, saddened to see them blown down. I was rudely woken around 6am by my brothers shouting for me to get down stairs and help tie down the shed roof."