Pictures: clean-up operation after Barking 'tornado' damages homes and vehicles
- Credit: Ken Mears
Residents whose homes, gardens and vehicles were damaged by the Barking "tornado" have spent this weekend clearing debris and repairing their properties.
Barking and Dagenham Council sent an Immediate Response Team on Friday as they helped begin the clean-up and to support vulnerable residents in the immediate aftermath.
Firefighters were also among the first on the scene as they rallied around the community.
And council workers returned on Saturday morning to help clear the remaining debris with residents and local tradespeople chipping in to fixed damaged roofs and make fallen garden walls safe.
See next week's Barking and Dagenham Post newspaper for a full round-up.