December 6 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Several trees were downed when winds battered the east coast this morning.
One of them fell into the front of the house of 90-year-old Mildred Lockie on Beatrice Avenue, Felixstowe.
Mrs Lockie woke in the morning to find the tree leaning against her front windows. Having lived at her current home for nearly 30 years, she said she had long feared the tree might come down.
“It’s been waving and waving and waving and I’ve been expecting something, but not quite like this,” she said. “I thought it might fall over into the road and crash on a car or something like that but I never expected it to finish up at my front door.
“I came down here this morning about 7 o’clock to make a cup of tea, it was like sunshine out the back. I got to the top of the stairs and looked out and it was as black as anything, I thought, ‘My God that’s changed’. When I got downstairs it was like it is now, so I don’t know when it fell, how it fell, I didn’t hear any noise or anything.
Mrs Lockie added that she was afraid there might be further damage to the house: “Unless the council come along soon I’m going to have some broken windows.”
Dott Southey from Felixstowe, was passing Mrs Lockie’s house when she noticed what had happened.
“The weather wasn’t too bad overnight but this morning when I got up to let the dogs out it was very blowy I could hardly stand in the back alley way,” she said. “I had to rescue wheelie bins from across the road this morning because it’s rubbish day.”
Another tree collapsed on Platters Road, Felixstowe.