STORM DORIS RIPS ROOF AND DORMER WINDOW FROM A PENARTH HOUSE

South Wales Fire and Rescue closed offf John St Penarth this afternoon as a hydraulic platform was used to remove damaged roofing after a gust from Storm Doris blew the dormer window off a terraced house

South Wales Fire and Rescue closed off John St Penarth this afternoon as a hydraulic platform was used to remove damaged roofing after a gust from Storm Doris blew the dormer window off a terraced house (Photo John Clark) 

South Wales Fire and Rescue teams had to cordon off John St , Penarth today after a gust from “Storm Doris”  stripped a dormer window and part of the roof from a terraced house  – just after lunchtime today.

Penarth fire-fighters brought in a hydraulic platform to enable them to reach a 12 foot long  section of roof which was deemed to be a “dangerous structure” and had to be removed for public safety.

The damaged dormer was in the process of being installed when Storm Doris blew it sideways (Photo John Clark)

The damaged dormer was in the process of being installed when “Storm Doris” blew it sideways and made most of the roof unsafe. The house is near the Clive Arms pub. (Photo John Clark)

No one is reported to have been injured in the incident but people are being kept away from the area because of the danger of flying debris.

The whole of John Street was cordoned off for public safety whilst the emergency operation was under way (Photo John Clark)

The whole of John Street was cordoned off for public safety whilst the emergency operation was under way (Photo John Clark)

Elsewhere in Penarth tree branches were brought down and signs dislodged

In Albert Road the gusts of wind were so strong it understood that a pedestrian was blown over – but was unhurt . No further details of this incident are yet available .

 

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3 Responses to STORM DORIS RIPS ROOF AND DORMER WINDOW FROM A PENARTH HOUSE

  1. Have the Council declared a ‘State of Emergency’ yet? I saw a chip wrapper blowing down the road yesterday too , that could have had someone’s leg off!!? .They should have closed more roads too I think, that would create added confusion and more drama and look like a ‘proper’ emergency . I also moved 2 half empty drink tins off window sills and binned them , I dread to think what could have happened if they had fallen to the ground?. And no im not belittling the story above but just adding to it.

  2. David says:

    Can’t have used enough silicone.

  3. snoggerdog says:

    most probably wind.

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