AMSTERDAM – A huge storm is sweeping through parts of Western Europe leaving commuters stranded, killing drivers and forcing governments to mandate evacuation.
In Amsterdam hundreds of commuters found themselves stranded in the metro when excessive winds blew out the electricity in the underground, halting trains in their tracks.
Pilots at the Schiphol International Airport had an extremely difficult time landing their planes because super winds bobbed them around like apples in a tub of water. The Dutch airline KLM has cancelled all flights until further notice.
Ferry boats sailing to and from the Wadden Islands in the Netherlands will be grounded because of high water and strong waves, making it dangerous for the boats to carry passengers across.
Most of the Netherlands is coated in thick fog with visibility being less than 5 feet, causing mayhem, traffic jams and chain collisions.
In the UK two drivers were killed because of strong winds. One man died pushing a shopping cart in a park in Retford Nottinghamshire when a tree was uprooted by the strong winds and fell on the man. Police closed the park after the fatal incident.
In Scotland, a truck driver was killed when strong winds flipped his big rig over like a cardboard box. The 18 wheeler landed on top of two vehicles, crashing one completely. The condition of those two drivers is yet unknown.
In the UK, 9,000 buildings situated near the North Sea in Great Yarmouth have been evacuated because of rising water. In Essex, 2,500 homes have been evacuated. 28 places in Wales and the UK received emergency flood warnings and residents were told to seek higher grounds.
In the town of Rhyl, Wales, near the Irish Sea, already 300 homes have been flooded.
In Bredene Belgium, two thousand people have been evacuated out of fear of high waves washing in from the North Sea flooding the community.
The monster storm is now headed for Germany. The country which got flooded in many regions last year because of excessive rainfall, is ordering its citizens to be on high alert and be ready to evacuate at a moments notice.
British authorities say this is the worst flood storm to strike Western Europe in the past 60 years.
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