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US News Roof crashes into high street amid stormy weather

22:05  14 january  2020
22:05  14 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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  Irish weather forecast: Big change expected as Met Eireann predicts gale force winds to hit Heavy showers and even gale force winds are set to batter parts of the country on Monday . A Met Eireann forecaster said: "A rather cloudy day today, it'll be largely dry with patchy drizzle at times. "Temperatures will be between 9 and 11 degrees with a freshening southerly wind developing through the day. "The southerly wind will strengthen further through the evening, becoming strong for tonight, with gale force winds at the coasts. It'll stay mostly dry for the night, with rain arriving on western coasts before morning.

a boat on a body of water: Stormy weather has battered parts of the UK (Gareth Fuller/PA) © Gareth Fuller Stormy weather has battered parts of the UK (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A roof has been blown off a building in Berkshire amid strong winds which have battered parts of the UK.

Footage posted on social media shows the large structure blocking part of the High Street in Slough after it was blown off a building, which is believed to be both residential and commercial, on Tuesday.

A spokesman for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said three fire engines were in attendance at the scene and they were “not aware of anyone trapped” under the roof, which crashed down onto the road.

“The roof has come off in the wind. The current situation is trying to make the scene safe,” he said, adding the fire service was not “100% sure” if anyone was still in the damaged building.

Thames Valley Police said they do not believe anyone has been “seriously injured” in the incident.

“It is believed that part of a building in the High Street has collapsed as a result of the weather conditions,” the force said on Twitter.

“We do not believe that anyone has been seriously injured and we are working with other emergency services to make the scene safe.”

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South Central Ambulance Service is also in attendance, alongside a structural engineer from Slough Borough Council.

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A statement from the council posted on Twitter said: “We are aware of the incident in Slough High Street and specialist officers are on route to assist emergency services.

“Please avoid the area if at all possible and take note of road closures.”

The council asked members of the public to “please be patient” due to heavy congestion in the area.

Weather warnings remain in force across the UK after Storm Brendan battered the country with winds of nearly 90mph on Monday.

A second low-pressure front brought further high winds to much of England and Wales on Tuesday, with the Environment Agency warning strong winds, high tides and large waves could lead to flooding.

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  Met Eireann drop weather update as Storm Brendan is downgraded in some areas Met Eireann has downgraded Storm Brendan’s status orange weather warning in many counties while the northwestern parts remain on an orange warning. Met Eireann’s status orange warning for Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Kerry, Cork, Clare, Waterford and Limerick have been downgraded to status yellow.

The high winds forced airlines to divert flights scheduled to land at Gatwick Airport, while also causing disruption to ferries and railways

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