Two people have died after being hit by falling trees in the Netherlands, and parts of the roof of the ADO Den Haag football club’s stadium were destroyed when Storm Eunice swept across the country. One person was trapped under a fallen tree in the capital of Amsterdam and died despite being rushed to hospital, according to the fire brigade. A second person died when a tree fell on their car in Diemen on the outskirts of Amsterdam. The storm triggered a red alert level in the country, where about 300 flights from Schipol Airport were canceled. All trains and public transport have been cancelled, many schools have been closed and drivers have been warned to stay off the roads. According to public broadcaster NOS, wind gusts up to 150 kilometers per hour were recorded. All professional football matches in the Netherlands scheduled for today have been canceled due to the storm. The move followed red alerts issued by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute and was seen as the safety of players, club staff and supporters could not be sufficiently guaranteed. The storm cut off electricity for tens of thousands of people in Ireland and the UK, while countries on the continent were also affected. Eunice gained strength in the so-called “jet sting,” a rarely seen meteorological phenomenon that brought devastation to Britain during the “Great Storm” of 1987. Huge waves hit the coast of Brittany in northwestern France. Intercity and regional trains were gradually stopped in northern Germany, and warnings were also in effect in Belgium. Ferries across the English Channel, the world’s busiest shipping route, have been canceled, as have flights from northern European aviation hubs.