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Fire crews deal with aftermath of Storm Ciara, including a roof collapse in Broadstairs

Two vehicles have been left crushed after part of a roof collapsed.

The rubble fell from a building in Broadstairs High Street at 12.34pm today, with Kent Fire and Rescue Service called to the scene.

Dean Spinks captured this image of the fallen debris
Dean Spinks captured this image of the fallen debris

A blue car has been left trapped under the fallen debris, with a mini-van also damaged.

No one is understood to have been hurt.

The incident is just one of many that fire crews are dealing as a result of Storm Ciara, which is battering the county with strong winds and heavy rain.

In Turnden Road, Cranbrook, crews worked to remove a large tree and power cables which had fallen down across the road.

Debris has also fallen from the roof of a detached property in South Eastern Road, Ramsgate.

Rubble has fallen onto two cars in Broadstairs. Picture: Su Foster
Rubble has fallen onto two cars in Broadstairs. Picture: Su Foster

In Canterbury, loose signs have been made safe or removed from buildings in Palace Street, Orange Street and St Margaret's Street.

Signs have also been removed from a premises in Barrey Road, Sevington, Ashford and from one in Margate Road, Broadstairs.

Fire crews have also made loose scaffolding safe in Wellcome Avenue, Dartford, Wellington Parade in Kingsdown, Deal, in Rushenden Road, Queenborough and in Royal Road, Ramsgate.

Crews are also at the scene in Dartford Road, Dartford after debris became trapped in a tree overhanging a public road.

Swallows Leisure Centre has been cordoned off in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne after debris starting falling down.

And a tree has fallen on a house in Shenley Road, Dartfort.

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