Caravans upended and homes blocked by sand dunes following strong winds – Nature News UK

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Caravans were seen flipped up onto their rooves. (Image; Sam Redsell)

DRAMATIC images show how caravans were overturned and houses buried under sand following violent winds in Sussex.

The seaside town of Camber was battered by 25mph winds on Saturday, leaving the area decimated.

The images were taken by Sammy Redsell from Medway, Kent who discovered the carnage at Camber Sands the next day.

Pictures show two caravans which have been completely upturned in a field.

The motorhomes can be seen with items hanging out of their windows and with their underside exposed.

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Apparently the homes were empty when the winds struck. (Image: Sam Redsell)

It is understood no one was in the campervans during the storm, despite the area experiencing winds around six times above the average for this time of year.

More photos show a car in a car park covered in sand with a large mound that has grown beside it over the past day.

A further image shows a front door barricaded by a huge sand dune which has collected outside.

Sammy posted the incredible images to Facebook saying: “On the way to the beach this morning to take the kids for a nice walk get some fresh air. Look at this crazy s***.”

The images have stunned social media users.

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Locals’ homes were blocked by sand deposits. (Image: Sam Redsell)

Danielle Breaker wrote: “Bloody hell that’s bad.”

Richard Fitzpatrick added: “Camber lol, looks bad.”

And Stephen J Powell added: “They should’ve chained the caravan down; it gets really windy there On those marshes in Kent.”

Weather reports show a large spike in winds at Camber on 24th October, with wind speed jumping from 8.9mph the previous day to 24.6mph.

The average wind speed for Camber during October has been 4.1mph

The UK is currently bracing for Hurricane Epsilon, reports show the hurricane could bring winds as strong as 70mph.

According to a report from the National Hurricane Centre, the hurricane has now been declared a post-tropical cyclone but remains, “very powerful and dangerous”.

 
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