Attention: Falling Prices

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Yesterday the north of France was hit with a particularly violent windstorm. A woman in the 16th arrondissement was killed by a giant tree trunk, crushing her grey Golf VW. Firemen also reported several trees fallen in the Buttes-Chaumont, and 10 Christmas trees tossed around. In the north, on the coast, Le Havre was hit by gigantic waves, reaching more than 5 metres in height, and the winds exceeded 155km/hr. The lower Normandy was the worst hit, with a rise of water level over 30cm in Honfleur. No report yet on the damage to Erik Satie's house.

And two people in metropolitan Paris were hit in the head by plastic signboards, advertising upcoming Christmas sales. Let’s hope that nature’s wrath won’t display such ironic wit anytime soon. (thanks Jeremy for the idea on the title)