[PER] ветер порывистый, временами совсем оборзевший
"Gale-force winds and heavy rains hit the Netherlands on Thursday, prompting travel warnings, school closures and forcing flight cancellations in what is expected to be the worst storm in years."
The Amsterdam fire brigade said people out on the streets were in danger from falling roof tiles andbroken tree branches.
There were severe delays at Schiphol Airport, with both arrivals and departures delayed or cancelled.
Police in The Hague were investigating a report that someone could have been blown into the sea from a pier in Scheveningen. (легко поверю - меня сегодня просто сбило с ног ветром, коленка болит до сих пор)
In Utrecht, three people were injured when a crane was blown over onto a building.
Pumping stations were reported working at full power to prevent flooding of the low-lying polders.
The rail goods transport company Railion halted all traffic, andone of the main bus companies called on passengers to avoid bus travelas roads were littered with branches.
Many ferry services were cancelled.
The Dutch automobile association said the A2 highway, which runs south from Amsterdam through Utrecht to Maastricht, had been flooded near Utrecht; a spokesman referred to a "water ballet" on the flooded road.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cut short her visit to Berlin in order to leave for London before the winds worsened.
The storm was dubbed 'Cyril' by weather observing offices.