At least three people have been killed after a powerful windstorm swept across northern Germany on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Named Windstorm “Sebastian” by the German weather service (DWD), this storm is known in the United Kingdom as Storm “Aileen,” the first named winter storm of the 2017/18 season. DWD reported wind gusts of up to 150 km/h (93 mph) in the northern Harz mountain

range while the North Sea saw gusts of up to 140 km (87 mph). The storm uprooted numerous trees, caused significant damage to cars and buildings, traffic chaos, ferry cancellations and power outages. According to Deutsche Welle, at least three people have been killed. A man in a wheelchair died after falling into the Elbe River in the northern city of Hamburg. READ MORE