Storm Ciarán left destruction in its wake as it tore across Cornwall, causing flooding, fallen trees, power outages - and hurling a trampoline on to railway tracks.
Overnight, Cornwall Council said it received about 270 calls relating to storm damage.
Almost 4,000 properties were still without power on Thursday afternoon, it said.
In Falmouth, a student was awoken when "the roof of her bedroom blew off".
Seven flood warnings were in place around the county on Thursday.
The Environment Agency had also issued 14 flood alerts for Cornwall with "significant waves and tidal surges" increasing the risk, the Environment Agency said.
Cornwall Council urged people to travel only if essential and said a total of 130 schools were either closed or opening later.
Winds of 80mph (129 km/h) were recorded at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, according to meteorologist Petty Officer Hugo Ramos.
In Ludgvan, near Penzance, part of the roof of one warehouse was blown off and landed in gardens more than 100ft (30m) away.
Storm Ciarán turned the sea into a "whiteout of foam and spray" around Newquay, residents said.
Poldhu Beach cafe on the Lizard managed to open - despite the beach being submerged in "7ft of sea foam".
Ross Hocking, owner, said it was "wild" when he opened up at 08:30.
"The beach was pretty much covered in sea foam, six to seven feet deep, wild, windy - luckily everything is in tact other than a few slates missing," he added.
Cornwall Council's highways teams received about 180 reports involving fallen trees this morning, they said.
Major routes on sites including Penaznce, Truro and Praze-an-Beeble that were blocked had been cleared by the afternoon, Cornwall Council said.
Martyn Alvey, Cornwall councillor with responsibility for public protection said: "In terms of the weather event itself we are certainly past the worst of it.
"Clearly we are concerned about vulnerable people who are without power.
"We had a number of major routes that were blocked. We have managed to get all those up and running now."
Teams will be "working into the night to try and get things back to normal", he added.
Some buses around Falmouth, Redruth, Truro and Camborne were cancelled due to storm disruption.
Train operators advised people not to travel on Thursday, while at Trewoon near St Austell, a trampoline was found on the tracks and had to be removed.
Train driver Mike Smith said on X: "The perils of being a train driver... it's always a blooming trampoline".
James Davis from GWR said "very very few of the branch lines, if any in Cornwall are able to operate".
Planned engineering works, fallen trees and flooding have caused the problems, he said.
GWR said it expected services to remain disrupted into Friday.