Hurricane-Force Winds Batters Europe

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A major storm with hurricane-force gusts lashed southern Britain, the Netherlands, France and Germany on Monday, knocking down trees, flooding low areas and causing travel chaos. Seven deaths were reported.
Images from mainland Europe including Britain and the Netherlands where a strong storm battered on Monday, cutting power and forcing hundreds of plane and train cancellations. Winds of up to 99 miles per hour (160 km per hour) lashed southern England and Wales, disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters – the worst storm recorded in Britain in a decade. Heavy winds also swept across the low-lying Netherlands, uprooting trees and shutting down all train traffic to Amsterdam. They were forecast to peak at more than 130 kph by early afternoon.

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA fallen tree blocks the road after the St. Jude storm in Islington, north London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA woman climbs over a fallen tree after the St. Jude storm in Islington, north London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA car drives past an toppled tree in Chinnor in southern England. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA lone commuter walks past the notice board at London Bridge Station showing all trains cancelled during rush hour in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeThe roof of a pedestrian bridge which collapsed during strong winds is seen outside London Bridge Station in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA woman walking her dog looks at a sign in a river swollen by rain in Dawlish, southern England. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA collapsed crane lies on the roof of the Cabinet Office in London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters Europe
A collapsed crane lies on the roof of the Cabinet Office in London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA worker photographs a collapsed crane on the roof of the Cabinet Office in London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA cyclist pushes his bicycle past the Cabinet Office with a collapsed crane on its roof in London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA cyclist carries his bicycle over a fallen tree in Islington, north London. OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA commuter loses control of his umbrella as he braves the wind and rain while crossing London Bridge in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA fallen tree blocks a road in Ealing, west London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeWaves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England. LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeThe roof of a pedestrian bridge which collapsed during strong winds is seen outside London Bridge Station in London. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeResidents look at a fallen tree in a street in south London. ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropePeople wait at a bus stop by a damaged tree in Brentford, west London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeEmergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree in Hounslow, west London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeEmergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree in Hounslow, west London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeEmergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree in Hounslow, west London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeEmergency services work at the scene of a fallen tree in Hounslow, west London. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA collapsed tree lies across a road in Hounslow, west London . TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeThe captain of a tour boat holds on to a pole to avoid a collision with a tree that fell into the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA cyclist looks at a tree that fell into the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropePeople look from a bridge at a tree which fell into the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropePeople look at a tree which fell into the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeWaves crash against a pier during storms that battered France at Boulogne sur Mer. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeWaves crash against a lighthouse during a storm named Christian that battered France at Boulogne sur Mer. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropePeople watch as waves crash against the harbour wall at Porthcawl in south Wales. REBECCA NADEN/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeWaves crash against wind turbines during a storm named Christian that battered France at Boulogne sur Mer. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeWaves crash against the seafront as a train travels along the coastal railway line at Dawlish in Devon. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA young boy watches as waves crash against the seafront at Dawlish in Devon. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropePeople walk along the promenade as waves crash against the seafront at Dawlish in Devon. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA tree that fell on and killed a woman is seen next to the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA tree that fell on and killed a woman along a street, lies on a car next to the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA tree that fell on and killed a woman along a street, lies on a car next to the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA tree lies fallen on a houseboat, sinking it, in a canal along the Jacob van Lennepkade street in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeWaves crash against the seafront as a man walks along the promenade at Dawlish in Devon. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA tree lies fallen on a houseboat, sinking it, in a canal along the Jacob van Lennepkade street in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA tree lies fallen on a houseboat, sinking it, in a canal along the Jacob van Lennepkade street in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA houseboat sunk by a fallen tree is seen in a canal along the Jacob van Lennepkade street in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropePeople look at a houseboat sunk by a fallen tree, in a canal along the Jacob van Lennepkade street in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA tree lies fallen on a houseboat, sinking it, in a canal along the Jacob van Lennepkade street in Amsterdam. STRINGER/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA man watches stormy seas in strong winds as waves crash on the harbour wall at Brighton marina in south east England. LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeA beach hut has been overturned by strong winds during storms that battered Britain at Brighton in south east England. LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeTree surgeons clear a fallen tree from a street in Brighton after storms in south east England. LUKE MACGREGOR/REUTERS

Hurricane-Force Winds Batters EuropeThe clock tower of the Gare de Lyon train station is reflected in the windows of a building as the sun reappears in Paris. CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS

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