NewsStorm "Ignaz" rages over Germany: warning of storm damage

Storm "Ignaz" rages over Germany: warning of storm damage

“Ignatz” picks up speed, the German Weather Service warns of strong gusts – sometimes even with hurricane force.

Offenbach – The storm “Ignatz” started its march across Germany early on Thursday morning (October 21, 2021). The first strong autumn storm of the year brought strong gusts in many places, sometimes also thunderstorms and rain. In the course of Thursday (October 21, 2021), the German Weather Service (DWD) expected heavy gusts of wind and sometimes hurricane-like gusts of up to 105 kilometers per hour in a strip across the middle to the east and northeast of Germany. In the mountains there could even be hurricane gusts of up to 120 kilometers per hour.

The police situation centers initially had no major damage reports; Occasionally the wind tore up trees, but nothing worse happened, according to Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg. In Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, a man was hit by a falling branch on Wednesday evening (October 20, 2021), but was only slightly injured, the police said.

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In the northern half of Germany, the weather service warned of thunderstorms moving eastwards, in which hurricane-like gusts could blow at up to 105 kilometers per hour. “Short-lived tornadoes” are not excluded, it said.

In Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, the storm triggered many fire and police operations in the morning and at night. “The fire brigade and road maintenance department had their hands full,” a spokesman for the police in Trier told the dpa on Thursday morning (October 21, 2021). In his presidium alone, there have been 65 missions in the past hours due to the storm. Most of the time there was only minor damage to property. In Rhineland-Palatinate, there were several traffic accidents because of branches, trees or garbage cans on the street. According to various police stations, people were not injured. (marv / dpa)

Storm “Ignaz” also left its first damage in Frankfurt *. A tram line is affected. * fnp.de and fr.de are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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