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Ministry of Propaganda - 20/Mar/2004: "Storm Damage"

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Storm Damage

Picture of the house I live in
Picture of the broken slates
Picture of the ridge with the missing slates

A bit of excitement here this afternoon: Even though there are no severe weather warnings for the West Country at the moment it is quite windy here today. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the gales reached 70mph or more.

Anyway, I was sitting here, surfing the web, when another gale started howling around the house. Suddenly a loud rumble started, I could hear something was happening on the roof (my flat is on the top floor). Something was quite wrong. After a moment it stopped. Looking out of my roof window I couldn't make out what had happened. I decided to go outside to find out. When I got out I saw the broken slates in the car park outside the house, looking up I was able to see what was wrong: A section of the slates covering the ridge had been blown off (I'm not sure how you call these slates. I believe there is a name for them, but I don't know it). Luckily my neighbours weren't home, as they have two cars one of them usually is parked so that a large part sticks out from under the car port. Which is exactly where a large chunk of the slates landed...

I've already called my letting agent to let them know, they called back and told me they have informed the house management company who will repair it as soon as possible. I hope it won't get worse until they can fix it, I don't know if this now makes the roof vulnerable for further damage. But then I guess they can't do anything now anyway, I wouldn't want to send anyone up there right now.

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