Wet and windy weather causes bungalow roof to collapse as people sleep inside

St George's Close, Selsey. Picture taken from Google Streetview

St George's Close, Selsey. Picture taken from Google Streetview

First published in News
Last updated
by , Crime reporter

Occupants of a Chichester bungalow had a terrifying night when the roof of their home "collapsed" as they slept inside. 

The incident took place in St George’s Close, Selsey, near Chichester, at 1.15am today when part of the roof was damaged by the stormy weather. 

Fire crews from West Sussex attended the incident. A spokeswoman said: “The occupants were okay.”

She said firefighters had a busy night attending incidents.

They visited River Road, Arundel, for about the third time in as many days.

“They pumped flood water at 2.30am,” she said.

Inspections of previously flooded properties in Chapel Road, Barns Green, near Billingshurst, and Lambs Farm Road, Horsham, were also carried out.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:54am Tue 7 Jan 14

Morpheus says...

There is a big difference between a roof collapsing and part of a roof being damaged. Reporting doesn't get worse than this.
There is a big difference between a roof collapsing and part of a roof being damaged. Reporting doesn't get worse than this. Morpheus
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree