Hurricane-type winds above 160 kph hit Sydney today, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Thousands of houses are without electric power, traffic lights went out of service and the debris made driving difficult in many parts of town. Rescue service assited a woman and her child trapped in a car when a large tree fell on the vehicle. A hospital was evacuated in Horsby, north of Sydney, when it lost its roof. Large trees, uprooted by the wind, continue blocking traffic in many suburbs. A commuter train was hit by a falling tree, but no injuries were recorded. Sydney's train system - an essential service for most residents - continues experiencing substantial delays. The Fire Brigade and State Emergency Service are expected to work around the clock to repair damages.
Henry L. Marconi PRAVDA.Ru Sydney
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987