Clear Up Underway Following Severe Weather Weekend
(29th October 2002)
Hertfordshire Constabulary received a staggering amount of calls on Sunday 27 October, in relation to the severe weather which was experienced around the county.
Just under nine hundred 999 calls were received on Sunday compared to an average of 400 per day and there were over 2500 incident logs created. The majority of the calls related to fallen trees and branches, blocking roads and pathways.
Police officers attended cases where trees were causing a serious obstruction or hazard or had the potential to cause injury to the public. Council services were informed of each fallen tree.
Thankfully noboby was killed in the county as a result of the winds which blew at up to 90 miles per hour in some areas.
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