Remembering Arwen, November 26, 2021
When Arwen stormed through Eskdale, it caused enormous amounts of devastation in the valley, bringing down thousands of trees.
Reports of injury to people and property were limited but the destruction in our forests and to the Langholm walks was substantial and is still being cleared up.
Some people, who were out of their homes on the evening of 26th , struggled to get home and were probably lucky to get to their destination without injury.
On the 26th itself there were storm warmings coming through on the news and late morning the Met Office issued a red weather warning for areas on the east coast.
There were also amber warnings – but Langholm and Eskdale were in the yellow weather warning area and people could never have envisaged what actually was about to hit them.
These are just some of their stories…
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