"On December 5th we had our little Flight 19 ceremony in Copenhagen, as we have done every year since 1981. However, circumstances were unusual this year : Denmark was hit by a heavy storm from direction west. We do not see hurricanes like you have in Florida, yet the storm was strong enough to raise the water more than 3,5 m (that´s 10 feet) in some of the harbours on the west coast of Jutland. As the storm passed during the afternoon, ALL the bridges in Denmark had to close for traffic, and ALL train traffic (we depend a lot on public transportation) were suspended, even the local tube lines in Copenhagen. About 6000 passengers were stranded and had to stay overnight at the Copenhagen Airport. Still, in spite of the bad weather about ½ of the usual group were able to attend (some of them originate from Iceland - they do not scare easily of Nature´s wrath !) and we kept our tradition going with a little ceremony just past 8 p.m. (that´s 2 p.m. in Florida) while the storm was roaring outside."
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