Cyclone Ciaran hit cities in Italy, Spain, Belgium and southern England with a total death toll of more than 10.
According to the World News Agency, winds of up to 200 kilometers per hour disrupted life in Western Europe. Ports, airports and railway stations had to be closed.
3 people died in Italy. Two each in Spain, France and Belgium, while one person died in Germany. More than 80 flights were canceled at 11 airports in Spain alone.
Similarly, hundreds of schools were closed in southern England after huge waves of up to 135km/h hit the coastline.
Residents in Jersey’s Channel Islands had to be evacuated to hotels overnight as 164km/h gusts caused extensive damage to homes.
Similarly, more than 200 flights were canceled at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, a major European hub. The storm’s effects were felt as far away as Portugal.