EVEN though Leek and surrounding areas have experienced plenty of rain over the past few days, it appears the Staffordshire Moorlands had a lucky escape from the forecasted St Jude storm.
The weather front, which ripped its way through the United Kingdom earlier this week, had been predicted to cause chaos across the district.
The storm, which caused winds of up to 99 mph, has claimed the lives of four people across the country.
The weather front, which arrived in the country on Sunday evening, battered southern Britain, leading to 625,000 homes losing power, and major rush-hour disruption to commuters.
A teenager in Kent and a man in Watford were killed by falling trees.
A man and a woman died in west London after a falling tree caused a suspected gas explosion and a house to collapse.
Many rail companies suspended morning services before running reduced services later on Monday.
Flights and ferry crossing were also affected as the storm moved across Britain.
The strongest gust of 99mph during the storm, which came from the Atlantic, was recorded at Needles Old Battery on the Isle of Wight.
Staffordshire Moorlands Police have confirmed that there have been no weather related incidents in the district over the past few days.
Although more rain is expected over the next few days in the Staffordshire Moorlands, there have been no further weather warnings issued by the Met Office for the rest of the week.