It knocked out the power supply to 220,000 GB homes. At least twelve people, in GB, the Netherlands, North-West Germany, and Western France, were killed in storm-related accidents, primarily by trees falling on vehicles and houses.
It also came to Denmark, and I happen to live in the part of Denmark that experienced most damage during this record breaking storm event.
Of course, we were prepared. They had been warning about it since Saturday, so I was out, Sunday, securing everything.
However, around half an hour into the storm, we heard a disturbing sound, and I went to the window and saw this:
Wush! Right onto the driveway.
The tree is in the neighbouring garden. Nobody lives in the house at the moment, so they won't be needing the driveway.
Today I went outside to check it out. Nothing wild. Fortunately it fell into the garden, not into the road.
Still awesome, though.
As for our own garden, only minor damage. For some reason I had forgotten to close the door between the back garden and our patio. The one I put up this summer, remember? Did some posts on it.
So, the storm took out one of the boards.
Except, I can't seem to find the missing board anywhere. Seems it's 'gone with the wind'.
More leaves, though, of course. Everywhere. So, out with the rake and broom and shovel and wheel barrow.
Won't be expecting any help from 'certain others' either.
Yeah, most people have their colllection of fine Chinese porcelaine figurines in their window sill. We have fifteen pounds of feline predator. In my experience you can't have both.