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London Fire Brigade attends more than 100 storm related incidents

PUBLISHED: 17:28 29 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:28 29 March 2016

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THe storm caused damage across the south east and London

London Fire Brigade sent out firefighters to more than 100 incidents across London yesterday (Monday) in response to Storm Katie.

The brigade was called out to a range of damage caused by the storm, which left debris across much of the south east and the capital.

More than 110 incidents were reported, including chimney collapses and trees falling down.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:

“Firefighters are always on hand should any buildings, hoardings or scaffolding be left in a precarious position and posing a risk to life because of high winds. Our 999 control officers have worked tirelessly to deal with hundreds of calls and get fire crews there as quickly as possible.

“To help stay safe during windy weather people should always clear gardens, balconies and window sills of anything that could be blown away. They should also take extra care if they venture outside and be careful using candles in the case of a power cut.”

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