You can check the local weather conditions in Rainham here to see how the pressure is dropping as the storm comes in
More photos of the 1987 Hurricane or Great Storm in Kent
|Hengist ferry blown aground at Folkestone Harbour 1987 during great storm or hurricane|
|Tracking the path and direction of 1987 Great Storm across the UK|
|1987 storm hurricane damage to Lambeth tower block, London|
|Electricity power cuts during Great storm 1987|
The electricity supply was interrupted with widespread power cuts across Kent and Sussex from the 1987 hurricane or great Storm. Dungeness power station went off line, the Channel Link supplying electricity from France was lost and Thameside power stations were isolated. The total loss of electricity capacity as a result was 4000MW from the 3 events caused by the Great Storm without even considering the damage to the power networks from trees bringing down power lines.