i'm so sad to hear about the devestating st. jude's storm in northern europe and especially its destruction in amsterdam and other parts of the netherlands!
Amsterdam was one of the hardest-hit cities as the storm surged up the Dutch coast. Powerful wind gusts toppled trees into canals in the capital's historic center and sent branches tumbling onto rail and tram lines, halting almost all public transport. Commuters faced long struggles to get home.
text in italics and photos from netherlands news websites
oh dear people of the netherlands (and everywhere else!) i'm so sorry to hear this terrible news.
sending love and well wishes from california.