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Kent recovers from storm chaos with 100 trees down after mini 'super storm'

27 January 2014
by KentOnline reporter
Roads are being checked and cleared today in the wake of a storm which battered Kent and brought down dozens of trees.
 
Highways teams are today scouring minor routes for fallen trees.

It's thought around 100 trees were brought down when strong winds, rain and hail battered the county on Saturday night.
 
A car is damaged by a tree in East Malling. Picture Doug Cable

A car is damaged by a tree in East Malling. Picture: Doug Cable



Main roads were cleared over the weekend, with smaller ones being targeted today.
 
It comes as the Met Office today issued an early warning for more heavy rain tomorrow.
 
Saturday's strong gusts saw some homes left without power in Maidstone and Romney Marsh and West Malling Golf Course had to clear up after several trees blew down. 
 
A windscreen is damaged

A windscreen is damaged

A tree uprooted after Saturday night's storm at West Malling Golf Club

A tree uprooted after Saturday night's storm at West Malling Golf Club

Longfield Academy's Jake Stone took this picture on Saturday evening at the top of Skinny Lane in Horton Kirby.

Longfield Academy's Jake Stone took this picture on Saturday evening at the top of Skinny Lane in Horton Kirby.

 
One Maidstone business, Wear 'M Out indoor play area on the Park Wood Industrial Estate, saw its front doors blown in while several children's parties took place. Luckily there were no injuries.
 
At West Malling Golf Club, at least 16 trees were brought down on both courses, with possible further damage being assessed. 


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