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What Storm Katie did next: more pictures of Croydon damage

Inside Croydon

As the clear-up continues following Storm Katie in the early hours of Monday morning, Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader has been sending in pictures of the damage caused by the winds, which gusted to more than 100mph at times.

This was nothing to match the “Great Storm of ’87”, but just as nearly 30 years ago, the area’s trees appear to have suffered most of the damage.

Tall, mature roadside trees were  uprooted – as we showed in our picture story on Monday – while others had entire branches ripped out, as in this case on Shrublands Avenue in Shirley, pictured right.

There have been no reports of any serious injuries to residents, although an animal rescue group in South Norwood did put out an appeal for a lost ferret, which had escaped after the storm-force winds blew off the roof of its hutch.

Ferret and owners were soon re-united.

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