Mighty North Sea Storm Xaver Battering Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands
Posted: 11:09 AM EST on December 05, 2013
For the first time since 2007, the massive flood gates that protect the Netherlands from the North Sea have been closed, as a mighty North Sea storm hurls a huge storm surge propelled by near-hurricane force winds against the coast of the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. Windstorm "Xaver", as it is called by the Free University of Berlin, has already killed one person in Scotland, where a truck driver died when high winds blew his vehicle off the road.
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