More than 280 trees in Cornwall fell victim to last week's storm, while 10,000 properties were left without power for a time.

The figures were confirmed in a meeting at County Hall today, in which Cornwall Council staff and emergency services were thanked for their work to keep disruption to a minimum during last week’s destructive Storm Ciarán.

Cornwall Council leader Linda Taylor made her comments this morning (Wednesday, November 8) during a meeting of the council's Conservative cabinet.

She told fellow councillors that the height of the storm on the morning of Thursday, November 2 there were more than 400 incidents on Cornwall’s roads, including more than 200 fallen trees and 10,000 properties were left without power.

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Cllr Taylor added: “It was a major storm but thanks to everyone’s collective efforts both cross the council and alongside our colleagues in the emergency services we were able to deal with its impacts effectively and keep disruption to a minimum.

"Whenever we get these major incidents our emergency management team and all those involved in our responses really do shine and this was no exception.”

Calls to the council during and immediately after the storm included 282 reports of fallen trees or large branches at locations across Cornwall and 112 individual reports of isolated flooding on roads or in individual properties. Other incidents included minor landslips, collapsed walls and even missing life rings on beaches.

All fallen trees on major routes were cleared by Thursday afternoon, but work continued to clear debris from minor routes throughout the weekend and into this week.