Raging winds batter Sussex overnight

Raging winds batter Sussex overnight

Raging winds batter Sussex overnight

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Gale force winds left a trail of destruction overnight as Sussex felt the full force of another storm.

Winds of up to 80mph battered the county last night and this morning leaving chaos in its wake.

Fire crews had one of their busies nights with callouts to numerous dangerous structures due to the high winds.

Brighton seafront was flooded last night with the flood water captured by Fresh to Death on Twitter.

 

The Argus:

Darren Menezes captured the seafront being battered by waves last night on video:

Numerous trees fell across the county including this one in Hove on the corner of New Church Road (pic: Ian Johnson)

The Argus:

West Sussex Fire and Rescue said dangerous structures and trees blown down were "widespread" across their area.

There was also flooding in Bosham and Selsey.

It was the same story for East Sussex Fire and Rescue who were called out more than a dozen times due to dangerous structures and the same again for flash floods in Seaford, Telscombe Cliffs, Crowborough and Hailsham.

The winds have left the rail network facing disruptions.

Southern Rail said a number of trees have fallen on to lines and are causing disruption across its network resulting in delays and short notice cancellations.

Its coastal services are also subject to speed restrictions as a precautionary measure in light of the highspeed winds forecast.

A spokesman added: "Network Rail and Southern are working together with the Environment Agency to keep track of water levels in Sussex over the next few days of bad weather.

"Over the next few days, we will aim to provide progress updates on the areas of anticipated risk. Please check before you travel."

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8:29am Sat 15 Feb 14

chrismilo says...

One would expect water here (picture) it is Brighton marina NOT the seafront come on Argus
One would expect water here (picture) it is Brighton marina NOT the seafront come on Argus chrismilo
  • Score: -15

8:31am Sat 15 Feb 14

chrismilo says...

Thanks Argus for changing the picture
Thanks Argus for changing the picture chrismilo
  • Score: 2

8:55am Sat 15 Feb 14

markiemark2013 says...

A terribly written article. Ignoring the typo, winds up to over 80mph. Either they were up to or over, can't be both. Add to that the typos and this really portrays a poor image of the writer and the Argus. Is it all work experience people now - think Neil from The Inbetweeners and that's my impression of the paper's news office.
A terribly written article. Ignoring the typo, winds up to over 80mph. Either they were up to or over, can't be both. Add to that the typos and this really portrays a poor image of the writer and the Argus. Is it all work experience people now - think Neil from The Inbetweeners and that's my impression of the paper's news office. markiemark2013
  • Score: 10

9:07am Sat 15 Feb 14

Terry K says...

You forgot the speech marks in winds up to over 80 mph markiemark. and markiemark should read MarkieMark, just saying lol.
You forgot the speech marks in winds up to over 80 mph markiemark. and markiemark should read MarkieMark, just saying lol. Terry K
  • Score: 1

9:39am Sat 15 Feb 14

Glittercherry says...

chrismilo wrote:
One would expect water here (picture) it is Brighton marina NOT the seafront come on Argus
It is not the marina it' is the seafront as I saw it last night & also have pictures from ironically,the same spot.
The waves were right up to the slopes leading down to the beach
[quote][p][bold]chrismilo[/bold] wrote: One would expect water here (picture) it is Brighton marina NOT the seafront come on Argus[/p][/quote]It is not the marina it' is the seafront as I saw it last night & also have pictures from ironically,the same spot. The waves were right up to the slopes leading down to the beach Glittercherry
  • Score: 2

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