Lightning hits garage on Somerford Road in Christchurch as storms roll across Dorset

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  • Somerford Road in Christchurch has been closed off after lightning hit the front door of the BP petrol station.
  • A severe flood warning remains in place for Iford Bridge Home Park, meaning there is a "danger to life"
  • Evacuees of Iford Bridge Home Park have been advised that they will not be allowed to return home after the weekend
  • East Dorset District Council is advising the residents of Beaulieu Gardens Home Park to consider evacuating
  • A number of other flood warnings are in place Dorset as another storm sweeps in.
  • All football & rugby matches on Bournemouth parks this weekend have been called off due to waterlogged pitches
  • The Met Office has issued yellow 'be aware' warnings for heavy rain on Saturday from 9am until 2pm and Sunday from 9am until 11.59pm
  • Send your pictures to tweet @Bournemouth or text them to 80360, starting your message with BE.

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