Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service received around 150 calls and attended 60 plus incidents since 8am this morning Feb 23.


The majority of calls the fire service received were about trees falling across roads and footpaths, and some have been much more dramatic.

 Incidents included:

  • The cladding on City Plaza in Piccadilly Place came lose. Firefighters used rope equipment to assess the situation and cordoned off the area.
  •  A large piece of cladding was hanging off the 5th floor of the Manchester Incubator Building. Crews attended the incident and ensured the area was structurally sound.
  •  A masonry tile fell from the 6th floor of an office building in Spring Gardens in Manchester.

 The fire service reminds people who although the storm has passed, it is still could be dangerous as slates from roofs will have loosened during the storm, also some trees will have been weakened and could still fall.