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#146507 - 01/12/07 01:39 AM OT: Windstorms around Europe
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Hi All,

I`ve heard it in the news that huge windstorms were around Europe, and in many cities damages were by trees, and other flying objects.

Any info on this? They said it will come to us too.

Thanks
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#146508 - 01/12/07 04:49 AM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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Here in Scotland winds in excess of 70mph

Erskine bridge closed (main road over the clyde)
Forth road bridge closed to high sided vehicles (main road over the Forth)
Tay bridge closed (main road over the Tay)

Severe flood warnings on most major rivers and it has been like this for the last couple of days

Schools closed
Forth road bridge web cam
Traffic info

These sites are updated constantly and will change daily
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#146509 - 01/12/07 07:04 AM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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It was very windy in Stockholm and other parts of Sweden, but no real damage. It seems Scotland somehow protects Scandinavia from the big storms coming in from the Atlantic.
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#146510 - 01/13/07 04:03 PM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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It's been windy in England too, although we normally don't get battered as badly as our Scottish cousins north of the border.

The strongest winds have eased now, but it's still a little blustery.
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#146511 - 01/16/07 06:02 AM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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Webcams are cool. I like to watch our cities thru them. :~)
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#146512 - 01/18/07 02:16 PM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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I take back my previous comment. The country has been battered by winds of up to 99 mph today:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6272193.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6274775.stm

It wasn't too bad here in Norfolk, although I've lost a couple of fence panels.



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#146513 - 01/19/07 05:29 AM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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The UK winds made the news over here in the states as well, showing our Sec of State getting off a plane at Heathrow and staggering off the stairs of the plane...
Coming from Washington, she should be used to lots of hot air
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#146514 - 01/19/07 08:04 AM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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Yeah, we have a few in Westminster like that as well!

This wind generator didn't fare too well last night over at my neighbor's son's place. He lost part of the roof on one of the old wood sheds as well. Pieces of it were scattered all along the road through the woods this morning.

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#146515 - 01/19/07 07:41 PM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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Loc: Winchester, NH, US
Paul,

Is that antenna below the former fan blade mounted to the pole with tape?
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#146516 - 01/21/07 05:10 AM Re: OT: Windstorms around Europe
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It sure is. Typical agricultural-establishment methods of installation, I'm afraid. That said though, the antenna remained firmly attached to the pole! It was the weld on the latter which gave way.
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