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    While the death toll appears, fortunately, to be quite low, I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to those affected by the recent windstorm in Europe. As a Floridian, I am quite aware of the impact such windstorms can have.
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    It wasn't so bad. This is pretty normal this season, this one was a bit harder though.

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    It knocked over my neighbour's back fence and canceled my train. Other than that it was fine
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    Several deaths were reported, Denmark I believe, at least according to our newsies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Several deaths were reported, Denmark I believe, at least according to our newsies.
    A few freak-accidents, just being there when a tree falls. That happens every year, they were just unlucky the storm wasn't that bad, certainly not what you call a storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    I know I shouldn't take this the wrong way, but I just did...
    A water pipe burst and caused a mess.

    The whole street ended up flooded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh View Post
    Several deaths were reported, Denmark I believe, at least according to our newsies.
    Is this the difference between European and US media? What I got from the news was a bunch of delayed flights, trains and some injuries, while the US media seems to dig for the deaths...

    Anyway, I missed this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Is this the difference between European and US media? What I got from the news was a bunch of delayed flights, trains and some injuries, while the US media seems to dig for the deaths...

    Anyway, I missed this one.
    You do see the odd pop-up of how people lost some fences or similar.
    The article on the BBC was this.

    It is what we Brits call "A little breezy".

    Though, in Seamus' defense, it affected the Dutchies and those along the coast far worse.
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    I was a bit disappointed. I live in a city but I still expected more than two strong breezes.

    Yes, some areas were affected more, some trains stopped and so on, but in the end it was a relatively normal strong storm, the kind we get once in a while and it's not the end of the world. As for the victims, tragic, but maybe if you account for people who didn't die in normal everyday traffic accidents because some people stayed at home due to the storm warnings, it may even out again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Is this the difference between European and US media?

    No the english telly was shouting across all channels about how something we call an Irish summer was on its way for ages.


    On a more serious note I believe there was a lot of power disruption and trees knocked in the south of england.
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    I found the wind pretty annoying. I have this one window without something that can keep it shut so I usually keep it shut with a 'leitz folder'(Not sure what this is called in other countries; Basically something to collect papers in). This time it didn't keep the window shut so I had to barricade the window with 2 stacks of books.

    The greater annoyance was the thunder around 1-2 am that was really loud.
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    The power went out for 2 minutes! :D Exciting stuff for Europe XD

    Quote Originally Posted by gaelic cowboy View Post
    No the english telly was shouting across all channels about how something we call an Irish summer was on its way for ages.


    On a more serious note I believe there was a lot of power disruption and trees knocked in the south of england.
    We had a few knocked over trees, a road blocked here and there but I don't think it was very severe. The only funny thing was the power going out, which caused all the house alarms to go off at the same time around this area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiaexz View Post
    You do see the odd pop-up of how people lost some fences or similar.
    The article on the BBC was this.

    It is what we Brits call "A little breezy".

    Though, in Seamus' defense, it affected the Dutchies and those along the coast far worse.
    A few fallen trees, nothing serious. Like Hussie I was a little dissapointed, storms are awesome.

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    Fortunately this time the mediastorm was bigger than the windstorm.

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    Well, Russia got hit hard.

    16 deaths (if I heard it correctly, could have been 6) and 11,000 people were left without electricity.

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    In Sweden, a very unlucky moose got killed by, like, the only tree to fall in the vicinity...

    As long as that tops the news...

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    Four deaths in the UK - that's pretty bad by our standards - largely the fault of Highways not felling old trees, though.
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    provided for some very nice tv footage.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipvs Vallindervs Calicvla View Post
    Four deaths in the UK - that's pretty bad by our standards - largely the fault of Highways not felling old trees, though.
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    It's election time in Denmark, so after getting blown into the sidewalk and taking a dive over my bike I then got hit in the back by a local politician. Made of paper glued to a cardboard. Ow.

    Some guy got struck by a part of scaffolding outside the shop we were in, which is how we found it it was a little more than "pretty windy", but other than general transportation issues and a few deadly accidents it wasn't terrible.

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    This is just so weird. I have never seen a really strong wind storm here.

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    Most people tend to heed weather warnings too. So they end up unaffected, mostly.
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    I then got hit in the back by a local politician. Made of paper glued to a cardboard.
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    In Tartu (Estonia) the wind blew a little harder than before and some trees fell down. I don't think anyone was hurt though.
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