The storm “Nadia” is moving over northern Germany and is causing flooding in many places – and the authorities are already warning of the next storm surge.
Hamburg – A violent storm hits northern Germany. The storm called “Nadia” brought hurricane-like gusts and a storm surge to the region. The police and fire brigade report hundreds of operations.
Deutsche Bahn had to stop rail traffic over a large area. Ferries are also canceled in the region until further notice. Early on Saturday evening, Deutsche Bahn stopped long-distance traffic in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Bremen for about 50 minutes. The ICE routes between Hamburg and Bremen and between Hamburg and Berlin were particularly affected. There are still major impairments, as a spokesman said
According to Bahn, there are also cancellations and delays in regional transport. Travelers and commuters should find out whether their train is running as planned via the website, the app or by telephone before starting their journey. When the trains will run again as planned depends on the further course of the storm, said the railway spokesman.
Storm low “Nadia” moves over northern Germany – Hamburg particularly affected
The situation in northern Germany has not calmed down yet. Storm low “Nadia” is said to rage until Sunday morning (01/30/2022). This is reported by the German Weather Service (DWD). According to information from the dpa news agency, the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) is already warning of the next severe storm surge.
In Hamburg alone, there have been around 300 rescue services due to the effects of the storm “Nadia”. This was announced by a police spokesman early Sunday morning. The famous fish market in the St. Pauli district was temporarily under water. According to the BSH, the apex was reached at around 12:17 a.m. The water level was 2.84 meters above the mean high tide, as a spokeswoman said. The BSH had expected water levels in Hamburg to be up to 3 meters above mean high water. As a dpa photographer reported, hundreds of onlookers were drawn to the fish market. Several cars were damaged by the flooding. In the port of Hamburg, the flood also caused a barge to get stuck under a bridge. A police spokesman said the ship got stuck when driving through the wheelhouse on the Freihafenelbbrücke and got stuck. According to initial reports, there were no injuries.
After storm “Nadia”, the authorities are warning of the next storm surge
Several sections of coast were also hit by the deep “Nadia”. The BSH reported storm surges in several places. There has been a severe storm surge like in Hamburg “not everywhere”, but the entire German North Sea coast has been affected. Flooding is also reported from Bremerhaven. The police in Schleswig-Holstein reported about 120 operations during the night. The authorities report around 40 operations from Bremen. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the police and fire brigade even had to turn out 200 times.
According to BSH information, the northern German states are already threatened with the next storm surge: On Sunday, the morning and afternoon floods on the German North Sea coast will be 1.5 to 2 meters and in the Weser and Elbe areas 2 to 2.5 meters higher than the average flood occur. For the Baltic Sea coast, the low water warning is still in force until Sunday morning. However, the experts expect that the water levels will rise up to 130 centimeters above the mean water level in the course of the day. (dil/dpa)
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