Tag Archives: Xaver

Storm Xaver Update

We’re still getting wind surges, but in general it is getting more quiet outside. But then, the biggest danger of the massive winter storm Xaver is not the wind (though that’s bad enough) but the flood waters the storm is … Continue reading

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The X-storm: Xaver hits North Germany

Xaver, the disastrous winter storm has already killed one man in Scotland and is about to hit the German coast. In the Netherlands, they have closed the massive flood barriers protecting the harbours of Rotterdam and Antwerp. Hamburg has closed … Continue reading

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Saint Barbara Day Linkdump

December 4 is the feast day of Saint Barbara, a martyred virgin and Catholic saint. It’s the only saint feast day that I – not being Catholic – can name without looking it up*, partly because my Mom’s first name … Continue reading

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