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Storm sparks 393 calls for fallen trees, flooding and damage across Dorset
YESTERDAY council and electricity company workers continued to clear up the mess caused by the St Jude storm.
Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset County Councils have counted up a total of 393 calls for fallen trees, flooding and damaged streetlamps.
Bournemouth’s parks team attended to 71 reports of fallen and damaged trees. Other staff were called out when an advertising hoarding adjacent to Marks and Spencer in Westbourne was blown down.
There was flooding at 22 spots and a total of 16 streetlamps were damaged. And part of the cliff path off West Overcliff Drive was closed after it fell down towards at Alum Chine.
Poole council was called regarding one hundred fallen trees and branches.
In a 300-hour period staff also mopped up 40 highway flooding incidents including at Shore Road. Teams were continuing to respond to reported incidents yesterday to clear up debris and damage and anticipate this will last for the next few days.
A council spokesman said it was too soon to say how much the storm had cost. Staff had been redeployed from other tasks to clean up, so costs will include overtime during the weekend and paying contractors such as tree surgeons.
A Dorset County Council spokesman said they received 121 emergency call-outs before 4pm on Monday due to the combination of heavy rain and harsh winds uprooting trees.
They had a further 22 call-outs on Monday night with a team of staff working around the clock to clear the roads.
A total of 10,000 homes were still without power in the Scottish and Southern Energy area on Monday night.
And yesterday properties in Corfe Mullen were among those still out due to wires being down and trees having to be cut back to access them.
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