ubikcan

January 19, 2007

Storm deaths in UK

Filed under: Uncategorized — ubikcan @ 7:47 am

Nine people were killed in the UK as a result of the storms that have hit Europe:

Two people died in Cheshire
A man died in Manchester when he was blown into a metal shutter
The Director of Birmingham airport was killed when a tree fell on his car

Winds with incredible gusts up to 99mph knocked out power for thousands of people across the country. Part of the roof of the home of cricket, Melbourne Lords cricket ground, was ripped off. The ring road around London, the M25, was backed up for miles. And CNN is reporting similar storms across Europe.

Heathrow, where I was just a few days ago, canceled 280 flights. But how about this:

In Amsterdam, bicyclists who ventured out despite warnings from the fire department were blown over or, in some cases, blown backward.

City workers trying to divert cars from fallen trees watched as the wind swept their traffic cones away. Amsterdam’s historic canals were littered with trash barrels, toppled bikes and broken umbrellas.

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