Fire crews called out to Margate as strong winds blast tiles from property roof

High winds damaged the roof of the Margate property Photos Alex Ellis-Roswell

Fire crews have been called out to Cliftonville after high winds today (February 8) damaged the roof of a property.

Gusts of around 30-40mph caused the damage at a home in Madeira Road, at the turn for Clarendon Road.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews were called at 1.52pm to a roof that had sustained damage, believed to have been caused by the high winds.

“Crews used a height vehicle to remove fallen tiles and debris from the roof and the incident was closed at 3.06pm.”

Police have also attended Manston Road in Ramsgate after gust snapped a lamppost. Kent Highways are now dealing with the repair.