Storm Hannah hits Weston
- Credit: Terry Kelly
Strong winds are battering Weston-super-Mare this morning as Storm Hannah takes hold.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning, which is expected to last until 3pm.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service has been called out to two weather-related incidents in the area.
At 4.27am, crews were called to Riverside Holiday Village in Bleadon after a caravan awning became damaged in the high winds.
Firefighters helped the owners to dismantle the awning and pack it away.
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Crews are currently in Bleadon Road after a marquee from a nearby playing field landed on the roof of a bungalow.
Firefighters from Weston were called out to the incident at 6.27am this morning.
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Crews are using a triple extension ladder and roof ladder to cut away the marquee and make it safe.
Wind speeds of 45-55mph are expected inland today, with stronger gusts of around 60-70mph in coastal locations.
Delays on the roads and with public transport are expected and there could be some short-term loss of power due to fallen trees and branches.