High winds batter Hastings

GALE force winds battered the town overnight on Monday (December 23).

Firefighters from both Bohemia Road and The Ridge Fire Stations were inundated with calls from yesterday evening as the storms took hold.

Steve Jarvis, of Thomas Brassey Close, pictured after a tree went through his and a neighbour's roof after high winds. 24/12/13

Steve Jarvis, of Thomas Brassey Close, pictured after a tree went through his and a neighbour's roof after high winds. 24/12/13

They were called out to remove fallen trees and make dangerous structures safe.

A tree crashed through the roof of two houses in Thomas Brassey Close in St Leonards at around 1am today (Tuesday), causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Steve Jarvis and Brian Spencer were inside their houses when the drama unfolded.