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Wintry weather batters Europe

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 01:08

Feb. 5 - Snow, ice, rain and high winds have caused power outages, flooding and shipwrecks across Europe. Nathan Frandino reports.

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High winds are lashing the European coast. A winter weather storm has hit England's south western shores, flooding coastal areas like Devon. The storm surge was too much for this railway track --- after a landslide along a nearby coastal road. Extreme weather warnings are also in place in Spain, where huge waves are pounding the town of Bermeo. In Galicia, five Filipino nationals were rescued by a helicopter when their ship ran into trouble off the coast. Then in France, this Spanish cargo ship fell victim to the high winds... crashing down on a sea wall. Its dozen crew members were rescued. Meanwhile, in Slovenia, days of severe ice and snow storms have left 50,000 homes without power. Three days of blizzards left the city trapped under thick layers of ice. With railways at a standstill, the country faces millions of euros of losses from the damages.

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Wintry weather batters Europe

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 01:08