Storm force 12 winds on Friday through to Saturday abated; some people lost electricity phone lines etc. I thought there would be a worse devastation scenario. Saturday was calmer only to lead into severe gales by Sunday. Monday morning, I heard that people had been without electricity supplies for several hours. The emergency re-connections could not be undertaken till the ferocity of the wind dropped.
Sprog’s train home on Sunday, hit a felled tree on the line, felled by the winds. It could not be seen in the pitch black dark night. Passengers were instructed to move into another carriage (probably the rear one of two). The train extricated itself from the tree and limped backwards some miles to the previous station.
The passengers were offered free beverages. They waited an hour and a half for bus transport to arrive to take them on to their various destination points. Twelve hours after starting out, sprog, weary but safe, arrived home