At least nine people were killed – 7 in Germany and 2 in Poland – after Storm Xavier brought 75-mph winds to Germany and Poland.
Officials say the storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of households in Poland after falling trees brought down power lines.
A strong low-pressure system moved through Germany and Poland on Thursday with strong winds and heavy rainfall.
The resulting storm, bearing hurricane-strength gusts of wind, knocked down trees and killed at least nine.
Gusts of up to 75 mph were reported in Berlin. Consequently, many flights were cancelled at the city’s two airports. Here what happened in Düsseldorf:
Public transportation was also temporarily shut down in Berlin:
In Wilhelmshaven, a 1,102-pound crane was toppled by the high winds:
This low pressure system is continuing its destructie path through Russia into Saturday.
At the height of Storm Xavier, a high-speed train was evacuated at the border of the Netherlands and Germany. The 400 passengers aboard the train were transported to a nearby gymnasium.
More than 2,100 emergency calls were received by the Berlin Fire Brigade as a result of Storm Xavier.