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Carnage at campsites across Island

Campsite Colby Football Club

A major clean up operation is taking place after storm

It's a major clean up operation across the Island today after an unprecedented storm yesterday.

Campers were displaced and Island residents pulled together to offer refuge to those effected.

The Department of Infrastructure is clearing debris on the TT course today ahead of tonight's practice session.

Record winds were recorded by the Met Office for June, gusts reached 63mph.

TT and Motorsport development manager Paul Phillips says there was damage to the paddock and tents around the grandstand, but provisions they'd made ahead of the storm paid off.

Chairman of Colby Football Club Dickie Gale says their campsite completely blew away, one tent making it's way into the next field with four mattresses inside.

Campsite organiser John Shakespeare spoke to us from Port e Chee next to the Quarterbridge, where there's also significant damage.

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