Storm Debi rips roof from Pennine Drive home
Date published: 14 November 2023
The house on Pennine Drive, Milnrow
A house in Pennine Drive, Milnrow, lost its roof during Storm Debi’s strong winds on Monday (13 November), damaging the neighbouring property.
Yellow weather alerts for wind and rain were issued for Monday, covering the Rochdale borough, whilst amber warnings had been issued elsewhere in the north west.
The area around the house was cordoned off after the freak incident on Monday afternoon, which was quickly made safe by the fire service, Rochdale Borough Council, building contractors and a dangerous buildings inspector.
Fortunately, no injuries were sustained in the incident.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Parts of the roof structure had been blown off due to strong winds and damaged the next-door property.
“Crews arrived quickly and made the area safe and were in attendance for approximately two and a half hours.”
The house is understood to have recently been sold at auction by Revilo, whose managing director, Jemma Holden, said: "This is an awful incident for those involved and we are just very grateful that no one has been hurt.
"All parties are of course working as quickly as possible to resolve this."
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