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Very windy today.

Have you suffered this year?

Male
CircusMaximus  Male  North Yorkshire
29-Jun-2020 12:19 Message #4785121
This morning I witnessed quite a small piece of a branch blow down and strike an elderly lady. It looked harmless but knocked her over and cut her face.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
29-Jun-2020 12:36 Message #4785126
Its rarely still here and we do get quite a few gales, we've got the tail end of a small one now, our rain is often horizontal and it feels like the best way to stay dry would be to lie flat on the ground and let it pass over you.
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
29-Jun-2020 14:46 Message #4785146
The wind has not been kind to me. Three fence panels at the rear and one at the front. Most were replaced last week as I waited for the winds to die down.

I'm sure all of us have seen plenty of fallen trees but a few weeks ago I was with my daughter walking through the woods. Not a particularly windy day. There was a sudden crack loud enough to make us jump and I could hear the tree coming down and hitting other branches. Very scary and disorientating as you wonder which way to run!
It crashed down about 20 feet away which was close enough for me.
Female
Andromeda  Female  Berkshire
29-Jun-2020 16:54 Message #4785155
png, if I had been there I don't move fast enough to run. It would put me off woods.
Male
BOYDEL  Male  Surrey
29-Jun-2020 18:49 Message #4785169
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I recommend METCLIPS to attach panels to wood posts - they may get detached in wind but not destroyed as they do if nailed to the posts - the clips are much cheaper online than in the usual fencing outlets like Champion Timber.
Female
leogirl  Female  Essex
29-Jun-2020 20:50 Message #4785172
tomorrow I have to inspect the roof , 2 tiles have slipped , but still hanging on.


leogirl.
Male
FirmButFair-TrollPatrol  Male  North Yorkshire
30-Jun-2020 11:54 Message #4785225
A falling tree is very frightening as you don't know how it will fall or which way to run. A tree can weigh a lot of tons.
Female
NoSaint  Female  Devon
3-Jul-2020 21:36 Message #4785619
A tree would easily crush a person but even a smaller item such as a tile could easily kill.
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire
4-Jul-2020 22:05 Message #4785738
Our weather is mild compared to so many other countries.
Male
Nigel_In_Devon  Male  Devon
4-Jul-2020 22:58 Message #4785749
Not suffered with wind much lately but then i haven't been eating many beans lately!
Male
Kimjongun  Male  South Yorkshire
5-Jul-2020 01:09 Message #4785763
What you got on head?
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
5-Jul-2020 08:54 Message #4785771
KeepS his hair in place when he eat beans and creates wind.
Male
Kimjongun  Male  South Yorkshire
5-Jul-2020 17:04 Message #4785891
I thought they talk about weather, but him.

He blow trees down?
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
5-Jul-2020 18:23 Message #4785899
So windy here today, cycled in it as usual so mega leg muscles now lol

Male
In-Focus  Male  the West Midlands
6-Jul-2020 00:20 Message #4785957
I suppose Self flagellation is possible if you can climb vertical. I may be barking up the wrong tree though :D
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire
6-Jul-2020 08:27 Message #4785968
You can't beat a bit of self flagellation.
Female
NoSaint  Female  Devon
6-Jul-2020 15:03 Message #4786014
I noticed a lot more trees came down over the weekend.
Male
Kimjongun  Male  South Yorkshire
6-Jul-2020 18:34 Message #4786030
Lol at Mr Quiet, you go on naughty step, wearing boxing gloves!
Male
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
6-Jul-2020 23:15 Message #4786059
I noticed a lot more trees came down over the weekend.

Since lockdown I have walked through a dozen or so different woods so I can get out but not be in the hot sun. It's been very interesting in many ways but I have now seen one tree and two large branches crash down so I avoid the woods during high winds. It might have seemed obvious but I had never thought about these dangers before.
Male
Kimjongun  Male  South Yorkshire
6-Jul-2020 23:53 Message #4786061
Yes keep away from trees in high winds.
Dangerous and not nice, if someone doing self flagellation.
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire
7-Jul-2020 06:53 Message #4786065
Some local authority owned woods have warning signs at entrances such as Enter at your own risk. Danger of falling branches during strong winds. I've seen this twice locally but never noticed any warnings in previous years.
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside
7-Jul-2020 09:40 Message #4786078
A bloke round here died whilst walking his dog in the woods last year, so sad
Female
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
7-Jul-2020 13:49 Message #4786130
Twice we have had the electrics cut of for more than 3 weeks due to trees in the wind. The electricity company have now got
used to sending their big generator across the fields for us to have power. Its not good though.

We have also had at least 4 large trees fall which have had to be chopped and removed. Partly due to wind and partly to the badgers making huge set under the root area and killing off the trees. Cost a fortune to have the trees removed too. Quite dangerous when they fall over the bridle paths.


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