Weather-related incidents 20-21.2.22

West Midlands firefighters respond to Storm Franklin



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Published on 20 February 2022

Our fire control, firefighters and specialist teams have responded to a number of incidents related to Storm Franklin on Sunday and Monday (20 and 21 Feb).

The list of incidents below was updated at 13:40 on Monday.

Total of West Mids weather calls taken by our fire control:

Total of incidents attended by our fire crews:

3.12pmIntown Row, Walsall

Firefighters safely removed a five-metre length of roof cladding which was in a dangerous state.3.51pmMillwalk Drive, Pendeford

Large tree fallen. Damage to roof of one house. Driveways to three blocked.4.07pmVictory Avenue, Moxley, Wednesbury

Firefighters secured part of conservatory roof that had come adrift.4.08pmMarket Street, Kingswinford

Firefighters removed loose signage.4.30pmBell and Bear Inn, Gorsty Hill Road, Rowley Regis

Our Technical Rescue Unit removed branches from the pub roof after a large tree fell.4.33pmStratford Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham

Firefighters made safe some loose signage.5.06pmMehdi Road, Oldbury

Firefighters removed fence panels that had blown on to vehicles.5.23pmBirmingham New Road, Wolverhampton

Firefighters worked with tree surgeon to clear road after a large tree fell across it.5.46pmChetwynd Road, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton

Wall collapsed on to a house, damaging windows and brickwork. We shored up and boarded up the property. Occupier was making arrangements to have unstable tree assessed.6.00pmOsborne Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham

Chimney brickwork dislodged and fell. Homes evacuated.6.58pmStreetly Lane, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield

Two occupants got themselves out of a car on to which a tree had fallen. They had precautionary checks at the scene, but were not believed to need further medical assistance. Road closed until tree removed.9.32pmHailstone Close, Rowley Regis

Loft conversion roof blown into street.7.23am MonStourbridge Road/Canal Street, Brierley Hill

Pedestrian crossing light/post blown into road.8.06am MonTennant Street, Birmingham city centre

Glass blown out of window on to pavement below. Firefighters worked with nearby builders and used scissor loft to secure window.11.56am MonCable Street, Monmore Green, Wolverhampton

Severe damage to factory roof. Debris into street and on to nearby railway line. Trains cautioned. Street closed until safe.12.23pm MonGreat Arthur Street, Smethwick

Large quantity of roof tiles blown off three-storey building. Cordons put in place and road closed until safe.12.27pm MonSt James Lane, Willenhall

Scaffold tower on to flat roof.12.33pm MonKitchener Road, Edgwick, Coventry

Two 1ooft conifer trees leaning precariously and partially uprooted.