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Mobile home destroyed after Storm Atiyah battered Cornwall

Mobile home destroyed after Storm Atiyah battered Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:42pm 16th December 2019.

A couple's mobile home has been destroyed after Cornwall was battered by Storm Atiyah.

The wet and windy weather hit the Duchy the Sunday before last, with local forecasters recording gusts of 96mph.

The wind downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of homes without power in Camborne, Probus and St Ives.

Firefighters issued a 'don't travel unless necessary warning', after a string of emergency calls.

In Perranporth, the gale-force winds lifted a mobile home off its blocks while a couple were sleeping inside.

mobile home destroyed in perranporth

That morning they tried to fix the problem but the home slid off and landed on somebody. The man suffered 13 broken ribs and was rushed to critical care in hospital.

The mobile home, which the couple live in permanently, suffered damage, lost power, gas and water. Many belongings were broken too.

Now their daughter has started a Go Fund Me campaign, aiming to raise £1,000 to help fix their home.

You can find the page here.

mobile home destroyed in perranporth

"On Monday morning at 2am, the adverse weather conditions in Cornwall lifted my mum and dads mobile home off its blocks whilst they were sleeping. 

"The same day my dad tried to put the blocks back under their home and as doing so, the home slid off the jack and landed on my dad. 

"That resulted in him getting 13 broken ribs and being taken to critical care in hospital, where he still is now. 

"Many of their possessions were destroyed during this and the home has no power, water, gas or waste, as all the pipes were broken. 

mobile home destroyed in perranporth

"The TV was smashed and many ornaments were broken. These are very sentimental to my mother and father. 

"The home itself moved three feet and is on a slant, and also has a hole in the floor where one of the gas tanks went through it when the home fell. 

"I am asking for help as I want my dad to come home to a fixed home and not have to worry about fixing anything himself as he will not be well enough to do it. 

"I don't know when he will be getting out of hospital so the quicker the home is fixed the better. 

"I greatly appreciate any help from you, and a big thank you from the whole family."

Charlene Johnson, daughter

mobile home destroyed in perranporth

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