Storms Batter Hotels and Restaurants

By Alan Lodge

- Last updated on GMT

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Restaurants, hotels and pubs across Britain have been left without power after vicious storms battered the UK through the night. Forecasters predict more bad weather will sweep the country through the afternoon.

RESTAURANTS, hotels and pubs across Britain have been left without power after vicious storms battered the UK through the night.

The south-west came off worst as hurricane-force winds reached 82 mph and knocked out the power to more than 11,000 homes and businesses.

Flooding has already hit in parts of Devon and Cornwall, but forecasters predict further bad weather to sweep the country over the course of the day, causing further damage.

Hospitality tents at Cheltenham racecourse were completely flattened by the storm, but organisers are confident this will not affect the start of the Cheltenham Festival tomorrow.

Hotels and guest houses by the coast were frantically stacking up the sandbags to help the fight against flooding, with Cornwall, Dorset and Devon then the Bristol Channel, Worcestershire and London and other parts of the south east expected to be the worst hit by the storm throughout the day.

The storms haven`t been bad news for every hotel in affected areas. Around 100 residents of the Lighthouse Park Caravan Site in St Brides, Wales, have been checked in to hotels or bed and breakfasts after they were evacuated from their homes.

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