8 killed in storms in central
High winds topple trees, cut power to 1 million
The Associated Press, March. 1, 2008
Six of those deaths are blamed on trees toppled by blustering winds.
Czech radio reports a man died after he was hit by falling metal sheets. And German police say a 22-year-old man riding his moped was blown into oncoming traffic and was killed when he was hit by a car.
A Czech TV station reports nearly a million people are in the dark after winds racing up to 88 miles an hour knocked out power.
Austrian officials say they've clocked wind gusts just over 100 miles an hour and are issuing an avalanche risk alert.
Dozens of flights in
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