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October 1987 storm: What are your memories?

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Media captionFormer BBC weatherman Michael Fish during his infamous weather forecast of 15 October 1987

It will be 25 years on Monday since the October storm battered southern England, leaving 18 people dead and hundreds injured.

To mark the anniversary, we would like to hear your stories of The Great Storm.

The event was memorable for Michael Fish's BBC weather report where he reassured a viewer that a hurricane was not on the way.

He was correct in that there would not be a hurricane as the storm did not originate in the tropics.

But the strong winds of around 100 mph cost an estimated £1 billion in repairs and clear-up costs.

According to the Met Office the last storm of similar magnitude in England occurred in 1703.

What are your memories of the event? Were you at school-age at the time? Were you heading to or from work? Were you working for the emergency services? Did you get caught up in the bad weather? Were you personally affected by the storm?