Storm Ciara wreaks havoc in Hunstanton

Storm Ciara wreaks havoc in Hunstanton
The scene at Cypress Place Monday morning

Yesterday (Sunday 9 February) saw Britain battered by Storm Ciara with winds reaching up to 60mph.

West Norfolk did not escape her clutches lightly, with fallen trees, flooding and power cuts plaguing the area.

John and Georgia Arnold of Cypress Place, Hunstanton narrowly escaped catastrophe as a large tree uprooted and fell onto the drive, thankfully just missing both their home and their car.

They had the shock of their lives at around 12.30pm yesterday afternoon as the tree came down and it was an anxious wait for help, as they could not move their car to leave their house.

Thankfully, managing to inform their landlord, the clean-up started Monday morning with the branches being cut back before a tree surgeon removes the rest of the tree and cuts branches off of the tree behind the uprooted one later today.

Another tree casualty from the storm occurred at Westgate, opposite The Westgate Hotel. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and the clean-up was well underway by Monday morning.


The clean-up is underway at Westgate

Other calamities included a loose fridge freezer blowing onto the road at Melton Drive and flooding on the road next to the bowling green.

Did you spot any hazards or experience any problems because of the storm this weekend? Let me know at

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