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    Was just thinking the same myself. In fact the wind seems worse tonight. I just hope no more has come loose.

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    Interesting read re the cost/design of the roof etc (link taken off RLFANS). Didn't realise it came in at that price
    http://www.in-cumbria.com/firm-compl...errerPath=home

    Last sentence that the firm specialise in designing and installing soffit systems is interesting as it is something which has been mentioned on here as a potential factor in exposing the outside edge of the roof to the elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Mulder View Post
    Was just thinking the same myself. In fact the wind seems worse tonight. I just hope no more has come loose.

    Ive just logged on to say the very same thing!Its wild here in Billinge tonight,i hope they battened down any loose bits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houghwood Saint View Post
    Ive just logged on to say the very same thing!Its wild here in Billinge tonight,i hope they battened down any loose bits!
    it is worse tonight and is still going to get worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou_2006 View Post
    According to the Telegraph yes we did.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/we...r-Britain.html

    If you read the article it states Britain battered by hurricane force winds.The point I was making was Big winds (is that ok or do I need to consult the wind terminology guide book for correct definition) often cause damage , so people needed to calm down and wait for it to be fixed not get hysterical about things.

    Didnt know admin would jump down my throat for getting wind speed wrong
    Yeah just read that and not a whisper of St Helens (or anywhere remotely close to St Helens).

    Yes, big winds damage stuff, I agree. But they were not big winds that damaged the stadium - they were regular winds. If the wind was so big the other night, why did nothing else nearby get damaged?

    As I said at the time when I "jumped down your throat" - you are universally criticising people for posting tripe whilst doing it yourself.


    ps - it's windier tonight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVee Admin View Post
    Yeah just read that and not a whisper of St Helens (or anywhere remotely close to St Helens).

    Yes, big winds damage stuff, I agree. But they were not big winds that damaged the stadium - they were regular winds. If the wind was so big the other night, why did nothing else nearby get damaged?

    As I said at the time when I "jumped down your throat" - you are universally criticising people for posting tripe whilst doing it yourself.


    ps - it's windier tonight.
    I will trawl the internet for one that actually states the north west .I dont agree that they were regular winds.I think they were the type we see once every few years.Granted the roof should be able to cope with these conditions but I still stand by my opinion that everyone should not get hysterical over whys and wherefores and just sit back relax and let the contractors worry about what went wrong and work on a solution for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostik Bailey View Post
    Crosby recorded a wind speed of 70mph yesterday and according to the Beauford Wind Scale Huricane winds are above 64 knots or 73 mph, so while technically you are correct you are also (like me) pedantic. Anyway there is a very high probablity that gusts could have exceeded 64 knots
    Bit of a difference between Crosby Beach (notorious for high wind) and urban St Helens..

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    While everyone is mithering about other peoples problems, lets be serious, that damn wind has blown all the felt of my shed roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exiled old un View Post
    While everyone is mithering about other peoples problems, lets be serious, that damn wind has blown all the felt of my shed roof.
    Its also shredded two of our fences and blown my bin through the front fence.
    I hope it hasnt done more damage to the stadium.
    Anyone seen the stadium today? Whats the roof like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintPeter View Post
    Its also shredded two of our fences and blown my bin through the front fence.
    I hope it hasnt done more damage to the stadium.
    Anyone seen the stadium today? Whats the roof like?
    What roof?Its Widnes again this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windle Lad View Post
    Interesting read re the cost/design of the roof etc (link taken off RLFANS). Didn't realise it came in at that price
    http://www.in-cumbria.com/firm-compl...errerPath=home

    Last sentence that the firm specialise in designing and installing soffit systems is interesting as it is something which has been mentioned on here as a potential factor in exposing the outside edge of the roof to the elements.
    “The developer took a bit of a punt on us because we’re a relatively young company, so we’re delighted to have repaid their faith. The contract was worth 1.8m and we hope it can lead to more work for us. We are the preferred bidder for a new stadium in Aberdeen and I think we’ve got a good chance of getting that."

    I hope the people from Aberdeen havent been watching events unfold in St Helens this week
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    Have been past the stadium this morning, damage seems just the same as it was before.

    A friend of mine [who lives in Liverpool] was visiting a relative in St Helens Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Said she couldn't believe how strong the wind was here, as it was nowhere near as strong in L'pool.
    Another friend was in the town centre Tuesday pm, and she said that she couldn't stand up in places, and just had to stand still,or be blown over. Especially bad around the library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVee Admin View Post
    Yeah just read that and not a whisper of St Helens (or anywhere remotely close to St Helens).

    Yes, big winds damage stuff, I agree. But they were not big winds that damaged the stadium - they were regular winds. If the wind was so big the other night, why did nothing else nearby get damaged?

    As I said at the time when I "jumped down your throat" - you are universally criticising people for posting tripe whilst doing it yourself.


    ps - it's windier tonight.

    Regular winds my backside, they were gale force winds approaching 70mph. Last night was slightly windier around 72mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amywinehouse View Post
    Regular winds my backside, they were gale force winds approaching 70mph. Last night was slightly windier around 72mph.
    They were ' regular' in as far as we will see winds like that at some point in most years.

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    I had terrible wind last night as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amywinehouse View Post
    Regular winds my backside
    Didn't need to know that...

    Seriously, I go out every morning on errands and the wind on Tuesday was less powerful than today. Tuesday it was in waves of relative calm followed by big gusts. Today it was consistently more powerful.

    My belief that Tuesday was just regular still stands, when I woke up this morning one of my patio chairs was at the top of the garden and the pink bottle recycling bag had also been blown away from it's hidey hole and so I had milk bottles all over the garden too. None of that happened on Tuesday cos that was a normal windy day and to be expected on a regular basis during our normal winter.

    I also stopped by the stadium. The damaged part was flapping a bit but not much. Insulation was still being blown away. Peasley Cross Lane is a mess of insulation with bits up in the trees and bushes. Got a pic too from Tesco car park, I'll throw it up soon.


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    Yeah, if the winds were 'never seen before' then fair enough, but there quite common. Just drove past, looks like somebody's been at it with a giant tin opener

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    From twitter....

    @WireLauren 'Winds have damaged parts of the Halliwell Jones roof. Part of Dallam Lane is closed whilst debris is removed and assessment is carried out'

    and....

    http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/...ed/?ref=twtrec

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulscnthorpe View Post
    Yeah, if the winds were 'never seen before' then fair enough, but there quite common. Just drove past, looks like somebody's been at it with a giant tin opener
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    At Odsal the wind has done 100K of improvements
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    Seems that it's the away end that has taken the damage at the HJ...apparently the damaged part of the roof that came off landed on the pitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rimmer View Post
    From twitter....

    @WireLauren 'Winds have damaged parts of the Halliwell Jones roof. Part of Dallam Lane is closed whilst debris is removed and assessment is carried out'

    and....

    http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/...ed/?ref=twtrec
    You cant do owt nowadays without someone copying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVee Admin View Post
    Didn't need to know that...

    Seriously, I go out every morning on errands and the wind on Tuesday was less powerful than today. Tuesday it was in waves of relative calm followed by big gusts. Today it was consistently more powerful.

    My belief that Tuesday was just regular still stands, when I woke up this morning one of my patio chairs was at the top of the garden and the pink bottle recycling bag had also been blown away from it's hidey hole and so I had milk bottles all over the garden too. None of that happened on Tuesday cos that was a normal windy day and to be expected on a regular basis during our normal winter.

    I also stopped by the stadium. The damaged part was flapping a bit but not much. Insulation was still being blown away. Peasley Cross Lane is a mess of insulation with bits up in the trees and bushes. Got a pic too from Tesco car park, I'll throw it up soon.


    http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/9...k_roof/?ref=mr

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