December 8, 2022

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Hurricane Eunice swept across northern Europe, killing at least nine people

Hurricane Eunice continues to sweep northwestern Europe on Saturday morning, with strong winds blowing off the coast of Germany, causing significant material damage and at least nine deaths.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

There is a risk of severe storms (Level 3 of 4). Maximum wind speed: 100-115 kmph“German meteorological services have warned of the dangers of uprooted trees, falling branches or damaged roofs.

In particular, stay away from buildings, trees, scaffolding and power lines. If possible, avoid staying outside“, They pleaded.

This is because the storm left the ruined scene in its path and caused significant disruption.

Hundreds of planes, trains and boats across northwestern Europe were canceled due to strong winds blowing from Eunice within 48 hours of Hurricane Dudley (at least six people died in Poland and Germany).

Nine people have died in Europe

At this point, nine deaths have been recorded due to Eunice.

The last death was reported by police in Germany in the early hours of the morning: a driver was killed when a tree fell on his vehicle in Aldenberg, north Rhine-Westphalia, not far from the city of Munster.

In the Netherlands, four people were killed when trees fell or crashed, according to Dutch emergency services. In The Hague, dozens of homes were evacuated for fear of the collapse of a church bell tower.

A 60-year-old man has died in southeastern Ireland, police say.

In London, a woman in her thirties died in the afternoon when a tree fell on the car she was traveling in, and a respectable fifty-year-old man near Liverpool (northwest of England) died after falling from the windshield of a car. The vehicle in which he traveled.

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In Belgium, a 79-year-old Canadian who lived on a boat died in the Yapres (West) Marina. After falling into the water in an attempt to recover the flying objects.

The wind is blowing at a speed of 200 km per hour

In the UK, winds of up to 196 km / h were measured at 110 km / h domestically, including the unheard White and others London Airport Heathrow.

The British Meteorological Agency has issued a red alert over South Wales and southern England, including London. This is the first time since the organization’s establishment in 2011 that the British capital has reached this level of alert.

In the north of France, six people were seriously injured in road accidents caused by wind, waterfalls or falling objects – and seventeen others were slightly injured.

Strong winds and high waves raise fears of flooding, especially with heavy rain expected on Saturday.

Cross-channel ferry traffic was halted and hundreds of flights were canceled on Friday – more than 400 at UK airports, and more than 200 from specialty firm Syrium and KLM Amsterdam’s Shipol airport – road and rail traffic was also affected. In many countries.