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Tremendous Storms In Europe

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The London correspondent of the New York Herald telegrapbs the following particulars of the recent terrible stornis that swept over Europe : Tlio present week has been the étorniiest which has been experienced in England during the past hundred years. There have been terrible gales, storms and rloods in England, France, Germany and Belgium. In London many barges wore sunk in the Thames. On Sunday last a number of houses were unroofed and many persons injured by the falling material. A large portion of the country districts is under water. A remarkable accident occurred on Sunday. A telegraph wire was broken by the force of the wind, and in ite retraction almost severed the head of an omnibus driver from his body. Ybur Berlín correspondent telegraphs that the galo extended over the whole of the west of Europe. It blew in circular forra, from thenorth in France, and from the south in Belgium. In Germany the storm caused terrible inundations, house were unroofed, the steeples of churches blown down, telegraphs prostrated, and railroad tracks washed away. In several places earthquake shocks were feit during the prevalence of tli6 storm. The inundations consequent on the storm have injured the young crops, and a new sowing will be necessary in many places. Many persons in Berlin have been rendered homeless. Your Vienna correspondent telegraphs that in Bohemia and Hungary enormous traets of country and above a hundred townships have been ilooded during the past twenty days. In the neighborhood of Vienna the losses in house property, railways and agrieulture amount to $1,250,000. In Hungary the total loss, as foreseen, will amount to $10,000,000, of which one-half falls on the agricultural interests. Sixteen hundred thousand acres of arable land in Hungary are still inundated. ïhe loss of house property is incalculable. Wholo villages have almost disappeared ; others are in ruins. At Buda-Pesth one hundred houses have already collapsed, and it is feared that whole blocks will fall. Within twenty-four days the Danube, which roso twenty-four feet above the low-water lcvel, has only fallen eighteen inches. The action of the authorities is praiseworthy. The actual loss of life in Hungary and Austria is below forty, but many persons have died from exposure and illness. Feyer is spreading and great distress prevadla among the people along the river from Comorn to Sclavonia.


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