People walk past a flooded street at the harbour in Norddeich, December 5, 2013. Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain
Berlin/Hamburg/London (Reuters) - Das Orkantief “Xaver” hat mit Geschwindigkeiten von bis zu 140 Stundenkilometern die deutsche Küste erreicht und vielerorts den Verkehr auf Schiene und Flughäfen gestoppt.
A car passes a fallen tree in the small village of Sankt Peter Ording at the North Sea, December 5, 2013. A storm named Xaver brought strong winds and high tides to the northern coasts of Germany. REUTERS/Fabian
A barrier with traffic signs is seen on the North Sea beach near the town of Norddeich, December 5, 2013. A storm named 'Xaver' brought strong winds and high tides to the northern coasts of Germany on