These walkers are facing a battle against the storms in a Hartlepool scene from 2003.
These walkers are facing a battle against the storms in a Hartlepool scene from 2003.

Storm Ciara is on the way - but will it match the devastation of these Hartlepool and East Durham storms?

Storm Ciara is on the way and weathermen are predicting floods, travel disruption and winds gusting up to 80 miles per hour.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 5:22 pm

But will it match the havoc wreaked in these Hartlepool and East Durham storm photos from over the years?

We have photos of storms causing chaos for drivers, floodwater running down the streets and waves battering the coastline.

And we also have the spectacular image of a ship which famously ran aground in a 1985 storm and became an instant tourist attraction.

How many of these scenes do you remember?

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