NewsCyclone causes severe damage in Schwentinental

Cyclone causes severe damage in Schwentinental

Only about three weeks ago several people were injured in a tornado in Kiel. Now there has been a hurricane in the state capital. Serious damage was done in Schwentinental.

Schwentinental – in cyclone caused severe damage in Schwentinental near Kiel on Thursday morning. Fire department chief Kai Lässig reported that he had seen the trunk of the cyclone himself.

The storm left a “path of devastation” about 100 meters wide. Whether the German Weather Service (DWD) classifies the storm as a tornado will be checked when reports are received, said a spokesman.

Lässig continued to report that several houses were badly damaged. Trees fell and cars were buried under them. According to his information, there were no injuries. The storm hit the town from the direction of Kiel at around 7:30 a.m. Among other things, he destroyed garden houses, winter gardens and greenhouses.

The storm also overturned trees in other places in Schleswig-Holstein. According to the DWD, Schleswig-Holstein was one of the federal states with the lowest wind speeds in Germany in the morning. The strongest gust was measured in Travemünde at 89 kilometers per hour. dpa

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