Devastating Storm and Floods hit Europe with Rising Casualties.
Via. Uwe Paschen.
Devastating Storm hits Europe with rising Causalities.
The highest disaster alert has now been issued for the affected areas.
The News outlets through out Europe are reporting Storms in South Western France and Northern Spain, taking seven lives so far. No such storm has been seen for a decade in those parts of Europe, coming from the Atlantic with winds of 172 Km/h and torrential rain falls causing floods and devastation.
The BBC does report some Children killed as a Sports hall collapsed partially in Catalonia. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7848719.stm
The Independent reports for its part that more causalities in the Pyrenees mountain as well as in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/storm-death-toll-rises-to-seven-in-spain-704905.html
Europe 1 is reporting large areas of South Western France to be with out Power as well as People being trapped due to the still ongoing storm now at 184 Km/h, Nicolas Sarkosy the President of France, will be departing soon for the area affected.
The areas affected so far are South Eastern France, Northern Spain, South Western Germany and North western Italy. Casualty reports are coming in from France, Spain, and Germany.
Le Figaro reports 1.7 million people with out power in France alone as well as much destruction. SNCF the French Train system has been interrupted as well as the Air traffic.
AP reports that 500 train passenger of the SNCF where stranded due to the storm.
Liberation France reports that many roads are blocked and inaccessible. Toulouse one of France's largest City has stopped all Air traffic and grounded all planes. The Armed Forces have not been deployed so far since the Rescue units seem to be able to handle it for now and are being assisted by units from non affected areas.
More news to follow.