我十七號人正好從倫敦回來

萬幸 感激

十八號是可怕颶風日

今年很奇怪 還不下雪

可是冰雹也是有 颶風也是大



請看新聞!!



10 die as gale lashes N. Europe

Kyrill also pounds British Isles,

strands air, rail passengers, ship crew.

By Mark Landler, The New York Times

Article Launched: 01/18/2007 10:02:15 PM PST





FRANKFURT, Germany - A howling gale churned through

the British Isles and Northern Europe on Thursday,

killing at least 10 people, uprooting trees,

shattering windows, flooding beaches and forcing

the cancellation of hundreds of flights at airports

from London to Frankfurt.

The storm, called Kyrill by German meteorologists,

generated gale-force winds and pelting rain in

Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.



The fierce weather hampered efforts to rescue 26 sailors

from a container ship they abandoned Thursday after it

began listing in the English Channel. In a dramatic

rescue, Royal Navy helicopters winched the crew to

safety by a helicopter, but the fate of the ship

remained uncertain.



It also prompted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

to cut short a visit to Berlin, where she conferred

with Chancellor Angela Merkel about the Middle East.

Rice left an hour early for London to beat the weather;

landing there amid winds gusting to 80 miles an hour.



"This is the worst storm since 2002," said Burkhard Kirsch,

a meteorologist at the German Weather Service, noting

a 123 mph gust had been recorded in central Germany's mountains.

The storm's name, Kyrill, stems from a German practice

of naming weather systems. Anyone can name one, for a fee.

Naming a high-pressure system costs $385, while low-pressure

systems, which are more common, go for $256.

Three siblings paid to name this system as a 65th birthday

gift for their father, not knowing that it would grow into

a fierce storm.

In Britain, three motorists were killed in storm-related

accidents, Reuters reported, while a woman died when a

wall collapsed on her in heavy winds. Two people were

killed in the Netherlands after an uprooted tree crushed

their car, the Dutch news agency ANP reported.

In Germany, two people, one of them 18 months old,

were killed by flying debris. At nightfall, with the storm

bearing down on Germany, the national railway suspended

long-distance train service, stranding thousands.














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