tger greenhaddock: Hurricane Kyrill is in town

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Hurricane Kyrill is in town

At the moment a lot of Europe is suffering the ravages of Hurricane Kyrill. In Germany it has already killed 7 people, damaged many properties, felled lots of trees and seriously disrupted the rail system. I was lucky to get to work tonight. The journey took over 3 hours and my train limped into Frankfurt at extra slow speed. But to look on the bright side, a couple of extra hours on the train has to better than being at work. I just hope the trains are running normally when I want to go home in the morning.

From the BBC News Website

Meteorologists at London's Met Office warned the weather system would intensify as it moved east across the continent - with Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany expected to be worst hit overnight.

Winds of almost 105mph (170km/h) were recorded late on Thursday in Germany, prompting the national rail company to suspend all its services, leaving passengers stranded.

The head of German railways said the situation was unprecedented. Air traffic too has been badly affected with many flights cancelled. There has also been reports of flooding.

German meteorologists said the storm was shaping up to be the worst in five years and authorities have warned people to stay indoors.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Maribeth said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all will be well.

January 19, 2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

My advice is keep your head down and stay tucked up in bed till it's over!

January 19, 2007 5:06 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Hope you got home safely. It's seems like the trains are running today but there have been delays due to repairs to the tracks.

I haven't been outside yet, but I don't think there was much damage done here. Very scary wind though. We had all the electric blinds down and could still hear it.

So tragic that all those people lost their lives.

January 19, 2007 8:30 AM  
Anonymous lillian said...

Wow.. sounds scary!! Lets hope you are safe ! Do keep us updated

January 19, 2007 4:35 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

And some of us still refuse to consider our part in global warming... how, how could we fail to see?

January 19, 2007 5:47 PM  
Blogger heza said...

last night was pretty scary in Munich. hope you made it through okay!

January 19, 2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

Glad you made it home safely!

January 21, 2007 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Mrs Lifecruiser said...

(Came here from Martin, first time visiting)

We got some hits too in the Southern Sweden, but not that bad. The lifes sadly taken was because of fallen trees.

Nature is powerful, makes me feel very small times :-)

January 24, 2007 11:26 AM  
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