1.1 Most household policies covered storm damage, and
thousands of homeowners have started claims.
1.2 Warnings of severe
weather had been
issued, however, to
various agencies and
including the London
1.3 A few people, such as the writer Oliver Rackham and
the charity Common Ground, were active in trying to
prevent unnecessary destruction of trees which,
although fallen, were still living.
1.4 Trees cleared from roads, damaged
housing repaired and power lines
2 Long Term
2.1 A great deal of effort and money was put into the post-storm clean-up of forests and wooded
2.2 Took several days and even months before businesses and schools were
able to re-open
2.3 Country takes months of work to get
infrastructure operating normally.
2.4 Met Office review due to criticism leads to them improving the
quantity and quality of its weather observations.
2.5 Computer models refined to improve forecasting
2.6 A number of wild boar may have escaped
from captivity during the storm, after
enclosures were damaged by falling trees.
These boar have since bred and
established populations in woods across