Firefighters pick up the pieces after Storm Katie hits Eastbourne


Firefighters were called to Eastbourne DGH on Monday (March 29) after Storm Katie tore window panes from the side of the building.

Crews were called to the scene at around 6pm to make the damaged windows safe.

Several properties also lost part of their roofs including Dunelm Mill and David Lloyd.

At 7.05am crews were called to Dallington Road after reports of loose scaffolding over a path.

Later, at 9.57am, they were called to reports of loose roof tiles on Caroline Way.

At 12.39pm, a crew attended flooding affecting electrics on Jevington Gardens. Crews isolated the water and electrics and made the area safe.

At 3.11pm, one appliance from Eastbourne made a dangerous sign safe on South Cliff.

The calls followed several early morning incidents in the town.

At 6.22am, firefighters attended Dunelm Mill on Lottbridge Drove in Eastbourne after reports of roof sheeting being loose. They made the area safe.

Shortly afterwards, at 6.34am, crews were called to the David Lloyd Health Club on Broadwater Way to reports of dangerous roof sheeting. A number of panels were blowing from a roof which was under construction. Firefighters made the area safe.

At 2.15am crews responded to reports of a dangerous glass panel at the View Hotel in Eastbourne. The area was made safe.

Elsewhere, at 12.46pm, fire crews from Hailsham cordoned off part of the Cophall Roundabout due to dangerous loose sheeting. Firefighters left the incident in the hands of the building inspector.

Crews from Hailsham attended three other properties suffering from storm damage including a dislodged roof at a flat on Station Road.

In Seaford, two large, damaged phone masts were found hanging over a footpath on The Esplanade.

Firefighters attended the scene at around 3.52pm and made the area safe.

At 10.25am a crew from Pevensey partially cleared Rattle Road in Westham after a tree had fallen on to the carriageway.

Power lines were across part of the road and UK power networks were contacted to make this safe.

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