IN PICTURES: Fallen trees, flooding, transport cancelled, roads blocked - Storm St Jude hits Dorset (From Bournemouth Echo)
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IN PICTURES: Fallen trees, flooding, transport cancelled, roads blocked - Storm St Jude hits Dorset
STORM St Jude tore through Dorset in the early hours of Monday morning felling trees and causing traffic and train problems for thousands.
Power cuts across Bournemouth and Poole affected more than 10,200 people with many still without electricity on Tuesday morning.
This was the scene in The Grove, Christchurch early morning after the winds brought down the huge tree, just inches from 11-year-old Ellie Lavis' bedroom window.
And in Oakdale, Poole, a 120ft tree came crashing down across three gardens, damaging garages and cars, and tearing the roots from the ground, leaving craters in a neighbours garden - full story and video here
See all our coverage of Storm St Jude
- UPDATE: Dorset picks up the pieces after violent storm - many residents still without power
- VIDEO: 120ft tree brought down in storm “was accident waiting to happen”, say Oakdale residents
- Storm updates - severe winds and rain hit Dorset
- UPDATE with video: Rain sets in as Dorset prepares for severe storms with winds of up to 80mph - ferries cancelled, trains to run reduced services and tree down on A31
Bournemouth council workers were out in force clearing sand from the promenade with the Undercliff car park closed until the sand was removed.
Surface water flooding also led to delays across the area, with felled trees across railway lines across the south causing chaos on the trains throughout the day
At Mudeford Quay, waves overtopped the walls, with water also overtopping at Christchurch Quay in the early hours.
In Swanage, choppy seas were spied as a result of the storm....
...with body boarders taking full advantage of the conditions
In Cavendish Road, Bournemouth, 17-year-old Natasha Rubins was woken by a 70ft tree crashing through her bedroom ceiling.
Fence panels across Bournemouth and Poole were blown down with many causing damage to houses and cars.
And this unwise person was spotted on the groyne at Hengistbury Head in pretty rough sea conditions early on Monday morning
Driving conditions were difficult, especially in rural areas in Dorset and the New Forest, due to the amount of debris from trees on the roads, with many closed throughout the day.
But, as the big clear-up operation began across the county, the weather calmed ...
...and the sun made an appearance
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