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Storm Imogen batters Britain with strong winds and rain

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:06 GMT, Feb 9, 2016 |
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Storm Imogen sent 100 mile per hour winds and 60-foot waves hurtling towards the British coastline on Monday (February 8), leaving much of southern England and Wales battered.

In Devon, families were left trapped inside their homes after collapsed trees blocked their way out.

But the damage was more serious for the residents of one apartment building in Bristol, where tree branches had actually come hurtling through their walls and ceilings.

“If I’d have been closer to the window I would’ve received a much more serious injury I think,” said Bristol resident Rob Pope.

In Cornwall, the A30 dual carriageway was brought to a standstill after a lorry was overturned by the wind.

Along the coast, waves hit with such force that locals were forced to take shelter in whatever way they could.

Thousands of homes had their power cut and there were severe delays and cancellations on roads and railways and on ferry crossings.