A 400-year-old protected oak tree lashed by winds fell within “inches” of a woman’s bedroom, destroying her garden and damaging a neighbour’s roof.
Clean-up operations have run on into their fifth day as stricken residents in one coastal borough continue to reel from the worst September weather the county has seen in decades.
The summer ended with a bang this weekend with Norfolk lashed by gale-force winds and torrential rain.
Hundreds of households still remain without electricity across the county as engineers continue to work through a lengthy list of power failures from across the weekend.
An old oak known to children as the ‘climbing tree’ has been uprooted during the weekend’s strong winds.
Thousands of homes across the county have woken up without electricity following widespread power cuts as a result of the overnight weather.
Norfolk’s roads are “cluttered with debris” after strong winds and rain battered the region overnight, bringing more than 200 trees down, police have said.
Gale-force winds and torrential rain led to widespread flooding, felled trees and blocked roads across Norfolk.
Norfolk is being being hit by winds of up to 70mph and lashed by heavy rain today.
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