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    Gale-force winds and flooding hit Europe

    http://news.msn.com/world/gale-force...ing-hit-europe

    Gale-force winds pummeled Scotland, causing a fatal truck accident, halting all trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity. Much of northwestern Europe braced for a storm that was expected to bring flooding to coastal areas.

    A storm packing strong winds struck Scotland overnight. Winds gusting up to 142 miles per hour were measured in the Scottish Highlands, and many roads and bridges were closed. The storm was also expected to bring polar winds to much of Europe. Weather forecasters predicted winds gusting up to 87 miles per hour on Germany's North Sea coast and Britain's Environment Agency said tidal surges could bring "significant" coastal flooding, and the Thames Barrier was closed to protect London.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reader View Post
    http://news.msn.com/world/gale-force...ing-hit-europe

    Gale-force winds pummeled Scotland, causing a fatal truck accident, halting all trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity. Much of northwestern Europe braced for a storm that was expected to bring flooding to coastal areas.

    A storm packing strong winds struck Scotland overnight. Winds gusting up to 142 miles per hour were measured in the Scottish Highlands, and many roads and bridges were closed. The storm was also expected to bring polar winds to much of Europe. Weather forecasters predicted winds gusting up to 87 miles per hour on Germany's North Sea coast and Britain's Environment Agency said tidal surges could bring "significant" coastal flooding, and the Thames Barrier was closed to protect London.
    142 miles an hour! Geezzzz!
    It's like a winter hurricane or tornado!
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    My opinion and nothing but my opinion.

    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
    http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-torcon-index

    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Gale force winds batter Europe as thousands in U.K. face more flooding

    .......Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said there would be "exceptionally high tides" on Friday and Saturday, though they were not expected to reach Thursday's levels, when water swamped seaside promenades and flooded homes. In the town of Hemsby in eastern England, several houses fell into the sea as waves eroded cliffs.

    Britain's Environment Agency said that sea levels late Thursday in some areas exceeded those in a 1953 flood in which hundreds died. But flood defenses and evacuation warnings meant that only two people were killed in storm-related accidents.

    Accidents linked to the storm that roared across Europe Thursday have killed at least eight people, from Britain to Sweden, Denmark and Poland.

    Traffic ground to a halt on icy highways and train service was canceled in large parts of Sweden. Tens of thousands of people lost electricity. Strong winds knocked down the city of Vaxjo's Christmas tree.

    Scores of flights were canceled at airports in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany and Poland. More than 1,000 people spent the night at Copenhagen airport where 200 flights were canceled Thursday and about 70 on Friday.......


    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/gale-for...#ixzz2n1kWJgel


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington



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