Nov 8, 2006

Iceland in the news

"According to the annual survey by the Berlin-based Transparency International, the three least corrupt countries on the planet are Finland, Iceland and New Zealand." Helsingin Sanomat 7.11.2006

"Widespread damage to property resulted when a severe storm blew across Iceland in the early hours of Sunday morning and beyond... Two ships came loose at the harbor in Hafnarfjördur...
[and] car windows were shattered by blowing rocks. No injuries to people were reported."
Iceland Review 11/06/06
Note: maximum wind gusts of 70 mph.

To compare, Hurricane Isabel hit Richmond, Virginia with 62 mph winds on September 18, 2003.

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