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Storms bring chaos to northern Europe


Severe weather has been wreaking havoc across northern Europe, there have been several deaths and millions of euros worth of damage to property.

Road, rail and air traffic has been either disrupted or completly halted in some parts of the region. In the north of Britain at least three people have been killed due to the bad weather after storms flooded homes forcing thousands to be evacuated. A search is on for two men who were swept away by overflowing rivers. Gale force winds have knocked powerlines down leaving thousands of homes without electricity. There are reports of seven dead in Sweden. Three motorists were killed when when their cars were hit by falling trees. Torrential downpours have left areas of the western coastline of Estonia under water and power was out at one quarter of its electricity companies. Denmark has not been spared, police there say two men were killed by a roof torn off a cottage. The storms were also felt in Russia’s second city St Petersberg and its five million inhabitants threatened by flooding. It does not look like the weather is due to brighten up just yet, forecasters are predicting more of the same across northern Europe.
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