Natacha Favreau, Associated Press
People stroll around the Dutch cargo ship Artemis in Les Sables d'Olonne on France's west coast Monday after strong winds pushed the ship off course as it approached the port. Winds that topped 80 mph battered Britain's southern coasts, uprooting trees, toppling power lines and shutting several busy ports.

People stroll around the Dutch cargo ship Artemis in Les Sables d'Olonne on France's west coast Monday after strong winds pushed the ship off course as it approached the port. Winds that topped 80 mph battered Britain's southern coasts, uprooting trees, toppling power lines and shutting several busy ports.