How Worthing fared in the storm

A tree came down in Ham Road, East Worthing W44621H13
A tree came down in Ham Road, East Worthing W44621H13

FIREFIGHTERS from Worthing Fire Station said they were not as busy as they had expected overnight, as the much-anticipated ‘super storm’ failed to hit the town as hard as predicted.

They said they had a few weather-related calls, but felt that Worthing was luckier than some other parts of West Sussex such as Bognor Regis and Crawley.

This morning, at 6am, crews attended Fernhurst Court in Brookland Avenue, Goring, where large parts of a flat roof had blown off, causing considerable damage to cars beneath it.

At 6.40am, they were called to Seabright on West Parade, Worthing, where an elderly couple on the eighth floor were trying to hold their window still, as it had been damaged by wind and needed securing.

A tree was also blown over in Ham Road, East Worthing.

The council has advised there will not be any refuse collections in Worthing.

People are advised to make sure that the wheelie bins are kept out of the way and not put out in the road or in an exposed location.