Friday, January 19, 2007


Yesterday, a huge storm hit northern Europe with winds up to 80 m.p.h. Traffic on the M-25 around London came to a standstill after a gust of wind toppled semis on the highway. Flights were cancelled at Heathrow, and the Eurostar train connecting Britain and France was halted by the weather. 27 people died in the storm, including 10 in England. The picture at left, taken in the Netherlands, shows the manner in which several of these people died. Here in Kenilworth, the wind blew steadily at about 40 m.p.h. all day, and there was occasional driving rain. Today, the rain has blown off and the winds have calmed, and it's the loveliest day we've had all week.

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