In numerous regions of Germany, emergency services have a lot to do well into the night with new storm damage. Heavy rains cause flooded basements, train delays and more.
Sonthofen / Rastatt – Partly violent thunderstorms and heavy rainfalls have again caused numerous storms in some parts of Germany until Monday evening. One focus of the damage was in Bavaria.
The Munich-Salzburg railway line was temporarily closed due to trees in the overhead line between Rosenheim and Salzburg. In the night of Tuesday, the situation relaxed almost everywhere, as the police stations announced.
According to the police headquarters in Kempten, Bavaria, the fire brigade in the Sonthofen and Burgberg area had to move out early Monday evening to pump out the cellar. In Rosenheim in Upper Bavaria, according to the district office, more than 1,000 workers were deployed, for example to pump water from an overcrowded stream.
In Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, a tree fell during a thunderstorm and injured four people – including one seriously. In Lügde in North Rhine-Westphalia, a heavy thunderstorm caused flooding in several streets.
There were also some missions in northern Germany: In the control center area in Kiel, the fire brigade reported more than 100 missions in the course of the evening. Several cellars were filled with water after heavy rains.
According to the police, seven people were slightly injured on the 19 Berlin-Rostock autobahn in the Mecklenburg Lake District because a car probably skidded when overtaking due to sudden heavy rain.
The Munich-Salzburg railway line, which was closed due to adverse weather conditions, was open again early Tuesday morning. The Deutsche Bahn announced that night via Twitter. Because initially only one track is available, delays could still occur, it said. dpa