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Hythe Pool loses part of its roof as Storm Angus sweeps Kent

By Eleanor Perkins

Hythe Pool is among the victims of Storm Angus after heavy winds ripped away part of its roof.

Firefighters were called to the public swimming pool in South Road at around 7.30am today.

They made the scene safe by taping off the area, and advised nearby residents to stay in their homes while the winds continued.

The roof tiles could not withstand the strong winds. Picture Michelle Tanya Grant

The roof tiles could not withstand the strong winds. Picture: Michelle Tanya Grant

A large amount of Hythe Pool's roof had blown off in the heavy winds. Picture Alex Giddings

A large amount of Hythe Pool's roof had blown off in the heavy winds. Picture: Alex Giddings

A KFRS spokesman said: "All down wind residents should stay in their homes over the next couple of hours while the heavy winds continue due to the risk of more of the roof blowing off."

Shepway District Council has announced that the pool is shut until further notice.

South Road was closed until 1pm for safety reasons.

 

 

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