Firefighters kept busy during high winds

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FIREFIGHTERS received dozens of calls to wind-related incidents during a short storm yesterday.

Essex Fire and Rescue attended 12 incidents of trees or sign posts falling into a road or being in a precarious position between around 4:30pm and 6.30pm.

Tailbacks formed in Thorpe Hall Avenue, Thorpe Bay, at around 5.30pm when a tree fell into the road, with police also in attendance.

Other incidents were in Rayleigh, Ingatestone and the mid, north and west of the county.

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11:29am Sun 26 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

No tornado like in Surrey or Warwickshire yestrrday thankfully although that wind did blow very hard and the rain was epic for a while.
No tornado like in Surrey or Warwickshire yestrrday thankfully although that wind did blow very hard and the rain was epic for a while. Howard Cháse
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4:42pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Druggie Scumbag says...

Interesting that "Firefighters kept busy..." is apparently newsworthy.
Interesting that "Firefighters kept busy..." is apparently newsworthy. Druggie Scumbag
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8:21pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Cor Blimey says...

Are Fire fighters not meant to be busy then?
My council tax doesn't pay for them to sit around playing cards!
Are Fire fighters not meant to be busy then? My council tax doesn't pay for them to sit around playing cards! Cor Blimey
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7:44am Mon 27 Jan 14

andyh says...

If there are enough of them to respond when we really need them they are indeed likely to spend much of their time not "busy".
If there are enough of them to respond when we really need them they are indeed likely to spend much of their time not "busy". andyh
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