Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been inflicted on Poole Harbour due to Storm Ciaran.
Weather has not been kind to Dorset in the past few weeks with massive storms damaging not only civilians’ homes but as well as the boats of hard worked retired people too.
Gushing winds were too much for the boats to handle as scratches, bump and other states of debris were found on the shore of Poole Harbour.
Gary Smith, a Poole local and boat owner, said: “There wasn’t much I could do to be honest, with all of them boats stacked and rocked against each other, I think damage was to be expected.”
Smith then mentioned how he was quite fortunate in the current situation.
“With all the damage happened, I think my one (boat) has come out a lot better compared to the others, so that’s definitely something I can at least be happy about.”
With some boats left in poor conditions, locals and boat owners look to for aid from the Dorset Council as they feel that their property should not stay damaged after a situation they couldn’t avoid.
William Greene, a Dorset local man, stated: “I wouldn’t be surprised if those who own the boats, will look to get help from the council because when it comes to situations like this, they can’t really do much.”
He then added: “If I was in their position, I would be devastated if the repairs of something like this had to come from my own pocket. Would make most sense in my opinion.”
Not only have the harbours of Dorset been severely hurt from Storm Ciaran but it is also taken its effect on the people who live by the sea.
Julie Hathaway, a local Poole resident who’s home has been affected by the storm, said that her garden’s fence have been knocked down and she hasn’t got anyone to help her out.
Storm Ciaran does look to be ending soon, which will give Dorset civilians a sigh of relief.