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Storm Ciarán: Daylight Reveals Damage

Photo: Anita Nightingale-Bataille

PICTURES: Homes and businesses across Jersey have been devastated hurricane force 100 mph winds and a tornado that ripped through eastern parishes.

 

Daylight has revealed the extent of the destruction caused by Storm Ciarán.

40 people were forced from their homes overnight, with three people taken to hospital.

Jersey Met reports of a 'tornado' touching down in St Clement. Social media pictures show serious destruction to houses in its path.

Roads around the hospital remain closed as emergency services became concerned about the safety of part of its roof.

The Grand Jersey Hotel on St Helier seafront - which dates back to 1891 - has had some of its cladding ripped off by the hurricane force winds.

Credit: Jake O'Connell

Countless trees are down across the island. Islanders are asked not to report them to the police, who are receiving unprecedented volumes of calls.

Fire crews, tree surgeons and Infrastructure and parish staff are dealing with the debris.

But with reports to Channel 103 that St Martin alone as lost trees numbering in the hundreds, the clear up will take days.

Roofs, sheds, fences and cars are among the other casualties.

 

The Padel Club in St Clement was brought down.  

Read more: Storm Ciarán Hits

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