111mph wind speeds hit the UK!
5th January 2012
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As the high winds and rain sweep across Britain locals areas have been badly affected, with many trees being uprooted and fence panels blowing down. Areas of the UK have seen wind speeds of 111mph, which has prompted further cause for concern as the met office issues yellow warnings for parts of Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.

The strong winds have caused power cuts in some areas, in the East and West Midlands 6,000 homes and businesses are without power as it stands.

Many trees have fallen, and with higher wind speeds expected in the coming days, it’s predicted that many more will fall. As I sit here typing this up, a tree at our offices has fallen down and landed on a car! (See picture below).

Also in the news are video footages of trampolines being blown about the streets after being upturned in gardens and picking up in the strong winds. Make sure that if you have anything lose lying around, that it’s either brought inside or strapped down firmly.

As we arrived at work this morning, our first job was to remove a tree from across a Saab on Church Street, to which the lady who’s car it was, was very grateful. Thankfully nobody was injured, but up and down the country others haven’t been so lucky.  A woman and a 10-year-old boy were taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries when a tree crashed on to their car in Shenley, Hertfordshire, at about 07:50 GMT.

If you have any trees fall down in your garden, or around you then contact us today and we can help you out.


We’d also love to see your pictures of any similar incidences caused by the winds, tweet us your pictures @Bloomin_Gardens or @ThebestofBurton

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