NewsHeavy storms in some regions of Germany

Heavy storms in some regions of Germany

In the disaster areas, people could take a deep breath. In other places, however, there are again strong storms – and there can also be heavy rain on Monday.

Berlin – While the people in the disaster areas in western Germany were spared, there were strong storms in other regions of the country.

In Berlin, Saxony, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Upper Bavaria, numerous cellars and streets were flooded from Sunday evening in heavy rain. At least two people were killed.

A 67-year-old died during heavy rain in Weißwasser, Saxony. According to the police, the man wanted to use a submersible pump to pump the water out of the full basement of his garden house on Sunday evening and suffered an electric shock. The fire brigade could only rescue him dead.

In Eglfing, Upper Bavaria, a hunter was found dead in a forest. According to the police, he was the victim of the storm in the region. The 57-year-old was sitting on a high seat on Sunday afternoon when, according to previous knowledge, it was knocked down by a gust of wind.

The Berlin fire brigade went out on around 250 weather-related missions in the evening. In addition to full cellars and flooded streets, tunnels were also full and trees fell.

There were also several weather-related missions in the Segeberg district (Schleswig-Holstein). Strong thunderstorms with strong gusts of wind caused a series of damage in the Schwarz region (Mecklenburg Lake District). There was also a rail line closure at Güstrow.

In Schlehdorf in the Upper Bavarian district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, around 43 liters of rain fell on the square meter at 6 p.m., according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

According to the fire brigade, there were 87 storm-related missions in the Weilheim district, 18 in the Bad Tölz district and 35 in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district. A church tower was covered in Huglfing and a tree fell on a car in Habach. Two people were slightly injured. Also at the start of the week there should be a heavy thunderstorm in Bavaria.

Overall, it will be thunderstorm in Germany on Monday, as the DWD announced. In the north, north-east and south there is a risk of storms due to heavy rain; in the north-east, extremely heavy rain cannot be ruled out locally. Large hail and squalls are also possible near the Alps.

The Ahr valley in Rhineland-Palatinate, devastated by the storm, was spared new heavy rains on Monday night. “The night was quiet,” said a police spokeswoman in Koblenz. There were no problems from further storms. The cleanup continued on Monday. “We are still working with strong forces,” said the spokeswoman.

Unwetter in Berlin


After a heavy rain shower, water gushes out of the sewage system on Friedrichstrasse in Berlin-Mitte.

Therefore, the area in the Ahrweiler district should again remain closed to private traffic. This means: Volunteers with a car have no access, according to the supervisory and service directorate responsible for the mission (ADD) they should take shuttle buses to arrive. According to the State Statistical Office, more than 3,000 households in the disaster area in Rhineland-Palatinate have so far submitted an application for immediate aid from the state.

About one and a half weeks after the devastating flood disaster with at least 179 deaths in western Germany, people in the regions in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia had a sigh of relief over the weekend. New storms and floods that had been feared did not materialize.

Unwetter in Berlin


Thick rain clouds darkened the sky over Berlin.

The Chamber of Agriculture in North Rhine-Westphalia has meanwhile identified numerous farms that were completely under water with their fields during the flood. After an initial evaluation of satellite images, around 75 to 100 farms were seriously affected, reported the North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture. The evaluation has not yet been completed.

The Interior Committee in the Bundestag wanted to meet for a special session on Monday. In addition to possible omissions by the authorities, the MPs want to talk about whether the federal government should do more for disaster control in the future. According to Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, the federal government should not take responsibility for disaster control. The decisions necessary in the event of a disaster would have to be made on site, intervening in the competencies of states and municipalities would be the wrong way, said the CSU politician on Monday before the meeting. dpa

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