On 5th September 1958, extreme weather caused widespread flooding in Essex and led to landslides near Basildon. As people sought refuge from the rising water, cars and buses were abandoned, and the emergency services rescued train passengers. However, perhaps the most remarkable weather event in Basildon was a tornado caught on camera on 3rd August 1979. Tornadoes are an infrequent weather event in Britain.


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