Chilling video shows giant wave smashing through ferry windows


This is the terrifying moment a monstrous wave caused by Storm Dudley crashed through a ferry window, sending passengers fleeing for safety.

Heartbreaking footage captured on a ferry in Hamburg, Germany, shows passengers being buffeted by gigantic ocean eddies as Storm Dudley hits the country hard.

At one point, a massive wave smashes through the front windows of the boat, demolishing a passenger and flooding the entire cabin.

The wave was so powerful that you can hear the window breaking under its G-force.

Screams could be heard as passengers rushed to clear the cabin.

The footage, shared on Twitter, was accompanied by another video showing what appears to be a rescue vessel battling mega force winds.

It comes as storm Ylenia engulfed most of northern Germany this morning, with winds reaching speeds of 94mph, according to DW news.

Authorities have advised people to stay indoors and stay away from buildings, scaffolding and power lines.

Video footage shows ferry passengers hit by a raging wave on a German ferry.

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn and airline Lufthansa have canceled services due to deteriorating conditions, with the disruption expected to last until Saturday.

The winds also destroyed a driving test center in Germany, according to Bild, and schools in the south of the country closed on Thursday.

And the Eble River, which runs through Hamburg, rose 2 meters higher than usual.

A spectator watches as high tides from Storm Dudley impact a sea wall on New Brighton promenade in Liverpool, England on February 17, 2022.
A man watches as high waves hit a sea wall on a promenade in Liverpool, England on February 17, 2022.
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No injuries have been reported so far.

Those searches for respite from the weather could wait a little longer as Storm Eunice threatens to blast the UK, Benelux countries and Germany with winds above 100mph and heavy snowstorms from of Friday.

Britons were urged not to travel on Friday as forecasters predict it could be one of the worst storms in years.

Cyclists struggle through a flooded area affected by Storm Dudley near the River Thames in Putney, London on February 17, 2022.
Cyclists struggle through a flooded area near the River Thames in Putney, London on February 17, 2022.
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Forecasters have told Britons to be prepared for flying debris and damage to buildings and homes – as roof tiles and power lines are expected to be brought down.

A Cobra Emergency Committee will meet on Thursday to discuss the response to Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice, the government has announced.

It comes as Storm Dudley leaves a path of destruction across Britain.

The northern French town of Wimereux was trampled by 185km/h winds during storm Dudley on February 17, 2022.
The northern French town of Wimereux was trampled by 115mph winds during Dudley on February 17, 2022.
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Homes and cars were destroyed by 100mph gales last night – with Britons waking up this morning to debris in their gardens.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.


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