Storm Emma has left a trail of destruction across Europe. Nine people have in total have lost their lives, four in Austria, three in Germany, and two in the Czech Republic. In the United Kingdom thousands of rail passengers suffered delays caused by the severe weather conditions. High winds blew several containers from goods trains onto the rails, blocking the most important rail routes between England and Scotland.

In the Netherlands railway services have also been disrupted. Dikes along the coast are being closely monitored due to high sea levels. There have been dozens of reports of damage, which includes broken windows, damaged roofs and many fallen trees. The storm has also caused severe delays to air traffic at Schiphol airport, where due to gusting winds only one runway is available for use.