Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Xynthia - 48 hours later

Carcavelos Beach yesterday afternoon

''Xynthia was a violent storm which crossed Western Europe on 26–28 February 2010. More than 50 people were killed in France, with a further 12 said to be missing. A further six people were killed in Germany, three people in Spain, one in Portugal and another one in Belgium...'' (Wikipedia)

24 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your photo illustrates one of the sometimes overlooked aspects of large storms -- the destruction of trees. I have been to Cayman and Cozumel during the year after major hurricanes came through. Many of the buildings had been repaired, but the trees were brown and dead due to the influx of salt water and be battering of high winds.

Dina said...

This is so terrible and incredible. Poor western Europe. Poor families of the dead.

What is going ON with the weather this year??

Mirela said...

:( I hope all is well with your family...

Babzy said...

Sad and terrible !

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmm... I haven't had a chance to go see the old, old trees that came down in the palace grounds because they are closed. Isn't it horrible to die drowned in your own bedroom like so many people did in the west of France?

Olivier said...

il parait que Xynthia a ete encore plus violent au portugal qu'en France, deja qu'en France ;(((

Joan Elizabeth said...

That must have been quite a storm. Where has the debris on the beach come from?

Joanne said...

Meu deus pensei que isto ia ser uma imagen do Chile! Demais!

Small City Scenes said...

What a tragedy. I read about it and prayed for for everyone. MB

Wolynski said...

So you think this was a strong storm? Wow. I hope you still have a beach underneath.

brattcat said...

Devastating.

B SQUARED said...

Sure seems like nature is up to something.

glenda said...

This is such a sad event, and it seems to be occuring more often.

Sharon said...

I hadn't heard about this particular storm. It seems storms are getting more and more violelnt.

Jacob said...

We were reading about the storm and I thought of you immediately as Portugal was mentioned as one of the places hit hard.

They're such terrible things...it sounded very much like one of our hurricanes!

Hope that all is well with you and your family!

Saretta said...

Wow, what a big mess! I guess this stormed missed Italy.

Jarart said...

This world is beautiful...this world is dangerous!

Lois said...

It does sounds like a hurricane! Very sad and scary.

Cezar and Léia said...

This weekend here in Luxembourg there were some frightening winds blowing but not nearly as harsh as in the places you mention... Impressive photo...
God bless you!
Cezar

Paula said...

JM, I"m so sorry. I really didn't know. My TV is not with us anymore and I'm not up with the news like I normally am. It's a beautiful, poignant memorial. I know something about this, we lost everything in Hurricane Ivan and there were some lives lost as well. I hope a successful recovery effort is taking place.

VP said...

Impressive, and I was angry at our lousy but harmless weather...

julie said...

Hi Jose - the world is obviously angry - floods, fires, earthquakes - so terrible for all the innocent people!!!

Gunn said...

Sad....
It must have been soooo frightening!!
Your photo is a good illustration.

AB said...

An impressive aftermath