Storm Ciara Sweeps Europe With 7 People Dead

Published February 12th, 2020 - 07:14 GMT

Storm Ciara is sweeping across the European countries leaving at least 7 people dead, beside locking transport while thousands left with no power at all.

The Storm Ciara, also called Storm Sabine, has caused extensive damages.

One man became the second person to be killed by the storm after being struck by a falling tree.

In Poland, High winds caused huge damage in the roof off a ski rental shop, killing a woman and her two kids.

On the other hand, surfers battled 45ft waves at the World Surf League in Portugal, after a swell caused by Storm Ciara created 'exceptional' weather conditions for the event. 

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People walk near fish trawlers at the flooded harbor of Wremen, on the North Sea near Bremerhaven, northern Germany, on Febuary 11, 2020. Fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least six lives across northern Europe on February 11, 2020, as Storm Ciara disrupted travel, grounded hundreds of flights, flooded roads and left vast areas without power. Patrik Stollarz / AFP

People walk near fish trawlers at the flooded harbor of Wremen, on the North Sea near Bremerhaven, northern Germany, on Febuary 11, 2020. Fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least six lives across northern Europe on February 11, 2020, as Storm Ciara disrupted travel, grounded hundreds of flights, flooded roads and left vast areas without power. Patrik Stollarz / AFP

Two men take pictures of water spilling over a quay in the Eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), as the storm Ciara reaches Austria, in Bregenz, Austria, on February 10, 2020. DIETMAR STIPLOVSEK / APA / AFP

Two men take pictures of water spilling over a quay in the Eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), as the storm Ciara reaches Austria, in Bregenz, Austria, on February 10, 2020. DIETMAR STIPLOVSEK / APA / AFP

A woman sweeps water from the floor during the clean-up efforts at a business in Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP

A woman sweeps water from the floor during the clean-up efforts at a business in Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Workers secure a shipping container, lodged under the Rastrick Bridge, after it floated down the River Calder in Brighouse, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought on by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Workers secure a shipping container, lodged under the Rastrick Bridge, after it floated down the River Calder in Brighouse, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought on by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Rescuers work on the A2 motorway in Marly, northern France, after a truck was tipped over in the early morning from strong winds brought by storm Ciara on February 10, 2020. Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled on February 10 as Storm Ciara sweeps over northwest Europe packing powerful winds, and leaving swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP

Rescuers work on the A2 motorway in Marly, northern France, after a truck was tipped over in the early morning from strong winds brought by storm Ciara on February 10, 2020. Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled on February 10 as Storm Ciara sweeps over northwest Europe packing powerful winds, and leaving swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP

People wade through floodwater in the streets of Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP

People wade through floodwater in the streets of Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP

A man enters a house on a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern England, on February 9, 2020, after the River Calder burst its banks as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP

A man enters a house on a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern England, on February 9, 2020, after the River Calder burst its banks as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP

A woman takes a selfie photo with the stormy sea behind her in Blackpool, northwest England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Paul ELLIS / AFP

A woman takes a selfie photo with the stormy sea behind her in Blackpool, northwest England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Paul ELLIS / AFP

Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. GLYN KIRK / AFP

Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. GLYN KIRK / AFP

Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. GLYN KIRK / AFP

Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. GLYN KIRK / AFP

People walk near fish trawlers at the flooded harbor of Wremen, on the North Sea near Bremerhaven, northern Germany, on Febuary 11, 2020. Fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least six lives across northern Europe on February 11, 2020, as Storm Ciara disrupted travel, grounded hundreds of flights, flooded roads and left vast areas without power. Patrik Stollarz / AFP
Two men take pictures of water spilling over a quay in the Eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), as the storm Ciara reaches Austria, in Bregenz, Austria, on February 10, 2020. DIETMAR STIPLOVSEK / APA / AFP
A woman sweeps water from the floor during the clean-up efforts at a business in Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Workers secure a shipping container, lodged under the Rastrick Bridge, after it floated down the River Calder in Brighouse, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought on by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Rescuers work on the A2 motorway in Marly, northern France, after a truck was tipped over in the early morning from strong winds brought by storm Ciara on February 10, 2020. Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled on February 10 as Storm Ciara sweeps over northwest Europe packing powerful winds, and leaving swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP
People wade through floodwater in the streets of Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP
A man enters a house on a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern England, on February 9, 2020, after the River Calder burst its banks as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP
A woman takes a selfie photo with the stormy sea behind her in Blackpool, northwest England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Paul ELLIS / AFP
Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. GLYN KIRK / AFP
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. GLYN KIRK / AFP
People walk near fish trawlers at the flooded harbor of Wremen, on the North Sea near Bremerhaven, northern Germany, on Febuary 11, 2020. Fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least six lives across northern Europe on February 11, 2020, as Storm Ciara disrupted travel, grounded hundreds of flights, flooded roads and left vast areas without power. Patrik Stollarz / AFP
People walk near fish trawlers at the flooded harbor of Wremen, on the North Sea near Bremerhaven, northern Germany, on Febuary 11, 2020. Fierce winds and heavy rains claimed at least six lives across northern Europe on February 11, 2020, as Storm Ciara disrupted travel, grounded hundreds of flights, flooded roads and left vast areas without power. Patrik Stollarz / AFP
Two men take pictures of water spilling over a quay in the Eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), as the storm Ciara reaches Austria, in Bregenz, Austria, on February 10, 2020. DIETMAR STIPLOVSEK / APA / AFP
Two men take pictures of water spilling over a quay in the Eastern end of Lake Constance (Bodensee), as the storm Ciara reaches Austria, in Bregenz, Austria, on February 10, 2020. DIETMAR STIPLOVSEK / APA / AFP
A woman sweeps water from the floor during the clean-up efforts at a business in Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP
A woman sweeps water from the floor during the clean-up efforts at a business in Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Workers secure a shipping container, lodged under the Rastrick Bridge, after it floated down the River Calder in Brighouse, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought on by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Workers secure a shipping container, lodged under the Rastrick Bridge, after it floated down the River Calder in Brighouse, northern England, on February 10, 2020 after the flooding brought on by Storm Ciara. Storm Ciara grounded hundreds of flights Monday and left swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding that cancelled football matches in Britain. Oli SCARFF / AFP
Rescuers work on the A2 motorway in Marly, northern France, after a truck was tipped over in the early morning from strong winds brought by storm Ciara on February 10, 2020. Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled on February 10 as Storm Ciara sweeps over northwest Europe packing powerful winds, and leaving swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP
Rescuers work on the A2 motorway in Marly, northern France, after a truck was tipped over in the early morning from strong winds brought by storm Ciara on February 10, 2020. Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled on February 10 as Storm Ciara sweeps over northwest Europe packing powerful winds, and leaving swatches of Europe without power after unleashing torrential rain and causing flash flooding. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP
People wade through floodwater in the streets of Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP
People wade through floodwater in the streets of Hebden Bridge, northern England, on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP
A man enters a house on a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern England, on February 9, 2020, after the River Calder burst its banks as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP
A man enters a house on a flooded street in Mytholmroyd, northern England, on February 9, 2020, after the River Calder burst its banks as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Oli SCARFF / AFP
A woman takes a selfie photo with the stormy sea behind her in Blackpool, northwest England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Paul ELLIS / AFP
A woman takes a selfie photo with the stormy sea behind her in Blackpool, northwest England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. Paul ELLIS / AFP
Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. GLYN KIRK / AFP
Britain and Ireland hunkered down Sunday for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. GLYN KIRK / AFP
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. GLYN KIRK / AFP
Waves crash over Newhaven Lighthouse on the south coast of England on February 9, 2020, as Storm Ciara swept over the country. GLYN KIRK / AFP