The Great Storm 1987

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Date of the storm
over night, 15th- 16th October 1987
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Number of deaths
18 - could have been higher if the storm had been in the day time
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Wind speeds
100mph
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Number of trees felled
15 million
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Homes affected
1 million, either damaged by trees, without power etc
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Where was a ferry blown ashore
Folkestone
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When was the first weather warning issues
1.35 am - Met Office suggest such severe destruction military assistance would be required
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Criticism of predictions
No severe weather was predicted prior to the storm, when strong rain and wind was predicted it was after most people had gone to bed
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what did the government set up after the storm
National Severe Weather Warning Service
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Who were the only people to receive full warning of the storm
Emergency services who would need to respond to calls throughout the night
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Which air port closed after the storm
Gatwick Airport
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Why was the clearance of infrastructure such as rail and roads prioritised
Because people needed to be able to return to work
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Number of deaths

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18 - could have been higher if the storm had been in the day time

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Wind speeds

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Number of trees felled

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Homes affected

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