Hurricane Eunice is still sweeping northwestern Europe until Saturday morning, with strong winds expected along the German coast and heavy material damage and casualties, killing at least ten people so far.
Deaths have been reported in the Netherlands, Belgium, Britain and Ireland, most of them being crushed under fallen trees in the wind.
It was blowing at speeds of up to 200 km per hour, wreaking havoc on beaches from Brittany in France to Denmark in northern Europe.
Insurers claim a loss of half a billion dollars in capital in the UK alone.
The storm started in Ireland and then hit parts of Britain, then north of France, before reaching Denmark and Germany via Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, with a red alert being issued until the third Saturday morning in the north.
Rescue teams warned that trees or branches could fall and even roofs could collapse. “Please stay away from buildings, especially trees, scaffolding and high tension lines,” he added.
Hundreds of planes, trains and boats were canceled in northwestern Europe, and the storm’s winds hit Europe within 48 hours after Hurricane Dudley, which killed at least six people in Poland and Germany.
Wind speeds in the UK reached 200 kilometers per hour, an unprecedented event in the UK, while winds of more than 110 kilometers per hour hit Heathrow Airport in London.
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