Hurricane "Xynthia" (10 photos)

On Sunday night element: Europe is hit by the Atlantic hurricane came under the name "Xynthia", which over the weekend walked across France, Portugal, Spain and Germany. This powerful media storm called the most "terrible storm over the past 11 years," since such European countries experienced in 1999. Then the victims of a similar disaster began more than 90 people.

1) destruction of the embankment in the French city Egilon sur Mayor (L'Aguillon sur Mer). Wind speed on the coast reached 150 kilometers per hour. (MAXPPP / Frederic Girou / EPA)

2) Rescue workers help local residents out of their flooded homes in the French city Egilon sur Mayor. There are casualties: in France alone the number has already reached 45 people; in Germany, Portugal and Spain, the death toll is approaching 30. This whole week has passed since the floods on the Portuguese island of Madeira. (Stephane Mahe / Reuters)

3) beached ships in the French city of La Rochelle. The hurricane was accompanied by heavy rains. Raging elements brought down the dam, which led to the flooding of some areas, the wind tore off the roof of the house and felled trees. (Regis Duvignau / Reuters)

4) The Rescuers take a child from a flooded house in La Rochelle. Bad weather delayed or canceled many trains and planes. Because of the continuity of power lines no light left about one million homes, mainly in France. (Xavier Leoty / AFP - Getty Images)

5) A woman sits in her kitchen flooded in the French town of La Fot Sur Mayor (La Faute sur Mer). (Franck Perry / AFP - Getty Images)

6) Rescuers evacuate residents of La Fot Sur Mayor. (Stephane Mahe / Reuters)

7) A worker cleans the restaurant, which was flooded after the passage of the hurricane. The picture was taken in the French city Aderno. (Regis Duvignau / Reuters)

8) Local residents look at the storm destroyed the embankment in the resort town of Les Sables d'Olonne (Les Sables d'Olonne) in France. (Stephane Mahe / Reuters)

9) The machine crushed by a collapsed tree near the Spanish city of Arlanzon. In Portugal, the "Xynthia" to blame for the death of 10-year-old child killed by a broken tree branch. (I. Lopez / AP)


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