December 12 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Monday, October 28, 2013
Britain was braced for the worst storm in five years as the sun rose this morning – but Havering so far appears to have escaped relatively unscathed.
According to the Met Office, Havering is likely to see north-easterly winds of about 20mph throughout the morning, with gusts of about 40mph.
But so far the only reported damage is that of a tree down in Rush Green Road, near the YMCA in Romford.
Firefighters spent the early hours clearing fallen branches from Gallows Corner, but traffic is now believed to be flowing well.
The Met Office has issued an “amber warning” for wind, meaning a “high impact” is moderately likely.
But despite last night’s warning of flood risks, the morning is now expected to remain relatively dry, with light rain forecast toward the end of the morning.
A statement on the Met Office website reads: “The public should be prepared for the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings and other structures, bringing disruption to transport and power supplies.
“The public should also consider adjusting travel plans.”
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Three men will today go on trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court for the rape of a woman in Romford last year.