Homeowners, businesses and insurers count the cost of Storm Eunice’s ferocity

After Friday’s record-breaking winds, rail chaos and power cuts, weather warnings remain amid fears of more storms to come

Patrick Langmaid was among the first to feel the full ferocity of Storm Eunice. Perched above the sea near Cornwall’s Trevose Head, his campsite was battered by the record-breaking storm as it barrelled in from the Atlantic on Friday.

Tiles were torn from his holiday cottages. Soon, caravan 311 had its roof ripped clean off. Langmaid ordered staff to stay put. “We just let it go. It was not worth risking anyone’s safety for it.”

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