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I can't get home.

A southwester has hit the coastal provinces, and all traffic has ground to a halt. All trains have been stopped, all stations closed by order of the police; and car owners been strongly advised to avoid the motorways for the next few hours.

The storm outside's horrendous. A colleague has just found out that all the windows in his house have caved in. I was offered a lift to The Hague, but now it's been withdrawn, and I don't know how or if I'll get home.


Jan. 19th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
It blew over here earlier. Fortunately we have storms so often that they just stop the boats, use single decker buses, and most of the rooves stay on, and most of the trees don't fall over - just four or five that I've heard of. My grandfather always said that because we have so many storms there were only ever a few trees left with weak roots that didn't fall down last time!

Glad you made it home safely though - winds like that are no laughing matter.
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
Autumn and spring are usually our stormy seasons, but most gales don't reach 11 on the Beaufort scale and if they do, they usually pass by quickly. Yesterday's was unusual in that it hit in the afternoon and then stayed put until the early hours of this morning.

It's still too dark out to be able to see if there is any damage, but I think that here in my street at least, the storm didn't leave much of a trail; just some broken branches and displaced garden furniture.