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Storm Noa: Power cuts and trees down in Devon and Cornwall

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A tree fell on a house on Raleigh Avenue, Cockington, Torquay

Hundreds of properties lost power and trees blocked roads as Hurricane Noa swept across Devon and Cornwall.

Winds stronger than 60 mph (96.5 km/h) have been recorded over the Scilly Islands, and the Bureau of Meteorology predicts wind speeds of up to 70 mph (113 km/h).

A tree fell on a house on Raleigh Avenue, Cockington, Torquay.

Police said the road would be closed for the rest of the day and Thursday until the trees were cleared.

It confirmed that the fire, highway and tree service crews were present, and that everyone in the house had been counted.

image source, Crediton Fire Station

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A female driver was injured in the face after hitting a tree blocking an A377 in Devon

Police also confirmed a woman was injured when her vehicle crashed into a fallen tree across the A377 near Copplestone, Devon.

She suffered a facial injury and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

The tree that blocked the road was cleared with the help of a local farmer and emergency services.

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Surgeons cut a tree and remove a fallen tree in Plymouth

A fallen tree was also reported outside Plymouth Town Hall with three cars damaged when it fell on them.

At 14:00 BST, National Grid said 268 properties in Devon were without power.

More than 700 homes were also without power in the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall.

It confirmed that most properties in St Austell have been restored to power and will work to restore all homes by 21:30 BST.

It also says it aims to restore all power to homes in Crediton by 22:30 BST.

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A tree fell outside Plymouth Town Hall onto three cars

Speed ​​restrictions have been put in place on the main rail line between Plymouth and Penzance and drivers on the M5, A38 and A30 are urged to be extra careful.

Stagecoach South West said its bus was diverted in Torquay due to a fallen tree on Hawkins Avenue and other service delays in Plymouth.

image source, Ed Parkinson

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Ed Parkinson captured the waves crashing into Ilfracombe on Wednesday

The National Trust has shut down some of its websites on Dartmoor.

It said winds, low temperatures and heavy rain or showers were caused by the Atlantic low pressure system moving slowly eastward across the UK.

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High winds tore through tents in Cornwall

Some campers had to evacuate campgrounds when the wind tore down their tents.

Steve Ackland, of Monkey Tree Holiday Park near Newquay, said: “We had some great weather last weekend and this is the flip side of that.

“It’s what you’d expect in Cornwall in April and the fact that there are still so many people around is proof that it’s a great place.”

Others like tourist Katrina Kay have stuck with it.

“If you go camping, you know what you’re doing, which really isn’t bad,” she says.

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