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Fallen trees and hundreds of homes without power as Storm Callum batters the region

Storm Callum arrived in the early hours of 12 October and continues to batter parts of the West Country. Credit: Dom Thorpe

Hundreds of homes have been left without power and fallen trees are blocking roads as Storm Callum batters the West Country.

Flights have been cancelled in airports across the region, including Exeter and Newquay, and others are warning that further disruption is expected.

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Winds of more than 70mph battered the west coast from the early hours of this morning (12 October), bringing reports of fallen trees and blocked roads.

The region has experienced some of the highest wind speeds in the country, with 76mph gusts recorded in the Isles of Scilly and 64mph at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall.

Several trains passing through Dawlish were aksi cancelled due to to overtopping waves on the track.

Windspeeds exceeding 70mph have been recorded, causing travel disruption across the region. Credit: Dawlishbeach.com

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with high winds and torrential rain to continue into the weekend.

The Environment Agency has also published flood warnings for South Devon and is warning members of the public to stay away from coastal areas.

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