The storm caused problems elsewhere in and around Huddersfield.

Decorative stonework on top of Britannia Buildings, overlooking St George’s Square, crashed to the pavement late on Wednesday evening. The pavement remained fenced off while it was assessed for safety.

A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said: “Building Control are assessing the damage to masonry and also ridge tile damage at Yates.”

The council’s Forestry Team had the busiest night, as the spokeswoman added: “Trees started coming down at 4pm and as a result we had three teams out till midnight and then two teams for the rest of the night.”

Yesterday was also spent clearing fallen trees from roads at 14 locations, as follows: Moorend Road junction, Dewsbury Moor; Spring Lane, New Mill; Dearne Park, Clayton West; Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton; Bourn View Road, Netherton; Hayburn Gardens, Batley; Providence Street, Earlsheaton; Woodhead Road, Holme; Sugar Lane, Dewsbury; Drub Lane, Gomersal; Ings Way East, Lepton; Junction of Barnsley Road/Denby Lane, Lower Hopton; Liley Lane/Hopton Hill Lane and at Bradford Road at Fixby roundabout.

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And staff and visitors at Woodsome Hall Golf Club had a large, old beech tree crash down - just missing the 16th Century hall.

James Crowther, of Woodsome Hall Golf Club, said: “There was a meeting taking place in the downstairs room where eight people saw this unfold in front of them. We are very relieved that no one was hurt.”

Drivers faced problems on the roads.

The A640 New Hey Road over Buckstones from Outlane remained closed for most of yesterday with overturned vehicles on the moorland stretch.

Police were arranging for recovery trucks to right the vehicles which lay toppled over on the windswept road. The drivers were unhurt.

The A635 Greenfield Road was also closed for a time yesterday because of overturned lorries.

Brighouse roofing firm Ploughcroft had received 100 calls in 24 hours from homeowners in Huddersfield, Brighouse and Halifax who have suffered damage to their roofs, ranging from missing roof tiles, ridge tiles and guttering.

Rescue teams from Brighouse have joined the battle to help flooding victims in the south.

Twelve firefighters from Brighouse and other West Yorkshire stations have travelled to Berkshire with their water-rescue boats to join the massive operation to help communities affected by the flooding on the River Thames.

As the UK continues to be affected by severe weather, the crews are expected to stay there until at least the weekend.

In West Yorkshire, the fire brigade received 215 emergency calls on Wednesday between 4.30pm and 9.30pm, three times above the average – with 70 due to the weather.

Assistant Chief Officer Dave Walton said “The number of calls that we took during the peak of the storm was three times what we would expect in comparison to a normal evening. Our crews, both in Fire Control and out on the stations coped admirably in very challenging circumstances.

“Fortunately there were no serious incidents with most of the weather-related calls being to fallen trees and dangerous structures”

West Yorkshire fire crews are already helping out in Somerset, manning pumps to try to clear some of the flooded areas, and more firefighters from this area were sent to help yesterday.

The four Brighouse firefighters joined other crews from Leeds and Bingley in travelling on Wednesday evening with two boats to Reading in Berkshire to provide support to those managing the flooding surrounding the River Thames.

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