||European windstorm, Extratropical cyclone, derecho
||February 28, 2008
||March 7, 2008
||959 mb (28.3 inHg)
||236 km/h (147 mph) Krippenstein, Austria
||Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic
Emma was a severe extratropical cyclone which passed through several mainly Central European countries, most devastatingly on Saturday March 1, 2008, killing at least twelve people in Austria, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Wind speeds reached up to 166 km/h (103 mph) in Austria, and up to 180 km/h (112 mph) elsewhere. Major infrastructure disruptions and some injuries were also reported in Belgium, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
The front car of an ICE T
has been hit by a falling tree near Brühl
and was severely damaged.
A Lufthansa jet almost crashed attempting to land in crosswinds at Hamburg.