PICTURE GALLERY: How the Great Storm swept across the Portsmouth area 30 years ago

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Here’s our picture gallery showing the devastating effects of the Great Storm 30 years ago.

Photographs from Portsmouth and the surrounding region show the huge damage caused in a night of mayhem early on October 16, 1987.

It was not only trees which were uprooted, heres a dead phone box in Copnor Road, Copnor, Portsmouth.

It was not only trees which were uprooted, heres a dead phone box in Copnor Road, Copnor, Portsmouth.