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January 29, 1994 | Associated Press
Hurricane-force winds ripped off roofs and toppled trees Friday, leaving five dead in Germany and one each in France, Switzerland and Belgium. Near-record tides pressured North Sea dikes. The storm, called Lore, was the third to hit the Continent in six weeks. It knocked out electricity in parts of Germany, Austria and France, stopped trains and caused highway pileups. The storm struck Thursday night, killing several motorists who crashed into fallen trees. By Friday afternoon, tides surged.
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January 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Freak winter storms paralyzed swathes of southeastern Europe on Saturday, claiming five lives and prompting Greece and Bulgaria to declare states of emergency in some areas. The storms blanketed much of the region with snow, blocking roads and disrupting flights for a second day. In southwestern Turkey, two men froze to death, Turkish television reported. Two others died in icy temperatures in Istanbul.
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January 12, 1987 | From United Press International
A severe cold wave and heavy snow gripped Europe and the Soviet Union on Sunday, triggering fatal avalanches in Soviet Georgia, threatening to bring electricity rationing to Sweden and disrupting road and rail traffic across the continent. Deaths were reported in France, Sweden and the Soviet Union as a direct result of the cold wave. In Sweden, the government warned of possible electricity rationing because of freezing temperatures.
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December 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 13 people died in storms that battered the flank of Western Europe, bringing fresh floods and chaos to thousands of people, authorities and news reports said. Nine people died in Spain and Portugal on Thursday and Friday as strong winds toppled trees and snapped power lines and swollen rivers burst their banks and swamped roads.
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December 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 13 people died in storms that battered the flank of Western Europe, bringing fresh floods and chaos to thousands of people, authorities and news reports said. Nine people died in Spain and Portugal on Thursday and Friday as strong winds toppled trees and snapped power lines and swollen rivers burst their banks and swamped roads.
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January 27, 1990 | From Associated Press
Crews scrambled to restore power to a million homes and clear toppled cars from cluttered highways Friday after a fierce storm flayed Western Europe with hurricane-force winds, killing more than 90. The storm, which paralyzed transportation and cut off communications in six nations, finally blew out into the Baltic Sea on Friday. It sank a Danish ship and left behind an estimated $1 billion in destruction. Official reports showed 94 dead and hundreds injured.
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February 9, 1991 | From United Press International
A killer storm blowing out of Siberia sent temperatures plunging below freezing Friday across Europe and blanketed roads with snow, snarling traffic, stranding thousands of travelers and causing at least four deaths. The snow, falling from Yugoslavia to Britain and piling up more than three feet in places, shut schools and airports, caused traffic accidents and warmed the hearts of Austrian ski resort operators.
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December 18, 1989 | United Press International
A fierce storm lashed the English Channel and northern France for a second day Sunday, killing at least five people and leaving seven more missing, officials said. Among the five killed were a television journalist and another man--both swept out to sea along the French coast. Winds in the storm exceeded 80 m.p.h. Six men were missing after their fishing vessel sank off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde.
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December 19, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The toll from a savage Atlantic storm is believed to have risen to least 32. Twelve people are known dead and 20 are missing and feared dead in France, Britain, Portugal and at sea. Rescue teams searched for 11 sailors missing in stormy seas off the mid-Atlantic Azores islands after the fishing boat Velasco II went down about 480 miles northeast of Sao Miguel island, Portuguese navy officials said.
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January 15, 1987 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
Europe sank deeper into the chaos of one of the worst winters of the century as more heavy snow paralyzed much of the continent Wednesday, and a Siberian wind drove temperatures to record lows in several countries. In France, snow fell on the Riviera, and near the Swiss border the temperature plummeted to 44 below zero Fahrenheit. In Belgium, zookeepers took polar bears indoors. In London, maintenance workers installed heaters to thaw the chimes of Big Ben, frozen earlier in the week.
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November 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Whipping winds and heavy rain pounded much of Western Europe on Monday, flooding villages, damaging buildings and prompting officials in some places to cancel flights. At least six people were killed. In Britain, three southern rivers had overflowed by Monday afternoon, and two people died when a car was struck by a falling tree.
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December 29, 1999 | From Associated Press
Thousands of people in France faced the prospect of New Year's Eve without electricity after a second killer storm in three days brought fierce winds, torrential rains and violent waves to the coast. Across Western Europe, the death toll from the storms reached 120. The brunt of the latest system hit France's southwestern corner, leaving a trail of destruction similar to the one that struck the north on Sunday: fallen power lines, uprooted trees, collapsed roofs and streets strewn with debris.
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December 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Another powerful storm hit France on Monday as Western Europe struggled to recover from freak weekend gales that ripped trees from the ground, toppled walls and killed more than 70 people. France, with 44 victims, bore the brunt of the devastation. The death toll was likely to rise, as high winds were expected to continue into early today.
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December 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
A strong storm blasted across northern Europe, killing at least 17 people, injuring dozens more, and leaving thousands Saturday to clean up debris-strewn streets, felled trees and flooded homes. Packing gale-force winds that toppled trees and construction cranes, the storm swept across Britain on Friday and continued eastward over Denmark, southern Sweden, northern Germany and Poland.
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February 25, 1999 | Associated Press
Convoys of helicopters rescued stranded tourists in western Austria on Wednesday as another killer avalanche brought new heartache, striking just miles from where rescuers were digging for victims of Europe's worst snowslide this winter. The latest torrent of snow--three stories high and 600 feet wide--smashed into the town of Valzur, where two people were killed and two survivors were pulled from the snow and debris. Five people remained missing, the Austria Press Agency said.
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February 24, 1999 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An avalanche thundered through a western Austrian ski resort Tuesday, burying about 55 people in the worst of a deadly crush of Alpine snowslides that has left dozens killed or missing and 60,000 trapped by hostile elements besieging Europe's poshest winter playgrounds.
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February 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Swiss rescuers pulled two bodies from the snow and were searching for about 10 missing French tourists in the latest avalanche disaster to hit Europe's ski resorts. Fears mounted for three French skiers stranded for the sixth day in an igloo 10,000 feet up in the Alps and for two injured hikers missing in the Pyrenees. Meanwhile, about 20,000 tourists were trapped in ski resorts in western Austria as heavy snow buried rail and road links.
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January 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
A fierce storm with torrential rains driven by winds of up to 110 m.p.h. cut a trail of destruction Thursday across southern England and into the Continent, killing at least 62 people in five countries. The casualty figure was highest in Britain, where police said 39 people died. Elsewhere, authorities reported 11 killed in the Netherlands, six in France, five in Belgium and one in West Germany.
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February 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Swiss rescuers pulled two bodies from the snow and were searching for about 10 missing French tourists in the latest avalanche disaster to hit Europe's ski resorts. Fears mounted for three French skiers stranded for the sixth day in an igloo 10,000 feet up in the Alps and for two injured hikers missing in the Pyrenees. Meanwhile, about 20,000 tourists were trapped in ski resorts in western Austria as heavy snow buried rail and road links.
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February 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy snow brought parts of Europe to a standstill and caused major avalanches in the French Alps that killed five people. Roads and airports were shut down, mountain villages were evacuated, and thousands of tourists were stranded at ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria. In two villages just north of Chamonix, a French ski resort, 200 rescue workers used sensors and dogs to search for people believed trapped inside a dozen chalets buried under tons of snow.
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