In the aftermath of storm Arwen

Posted on 28th November 2021 | in Community

Amble was clearing up in the aftermath of storm Arwen, with trees down, fences scattered and roofs badly damaged.

Roofs damaged in Eastgarth Avenue

Electricity went off at around 7.30pm on the Friday evening just as the storm kicked in. Some people remained cut off for a few hours, although neighbouring areas were left without electricity for over 36 hours. And Amble residents found the water also went off, when power to the water pumping plant went down.

The bottom oF Queen Street was badly affected with broken roof tiles and debris scattered across the road.

On Sunday morning people were venturing out, stopping in small clusters comparing stories and describing damage. Everyone said they had never experienced storm winds like it.

”It’s like there’s been a war” said one passerby. “But at least no one has been hurt”

Fallen trees took out a wall at the Welfare

In the town centre roofs were seriously damaged on Eastgarth Avenue and at the bottom of Queen Street. Huge trees were uprooted at the Welfare with two causing damage to the wall scattering debris all over the road. Another fell on a corner of the play park.

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