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Storm surge warning on the North Sea coast

It’s supposed to be on the North Sea – and the consequences could also affect Hamburg. Experts predict floods. Drivers should prepare.

Hamburg – The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has warned of a possible storm surge on the German North Sea coast.

On Thursday, the evening or night high water on the East Frisian coast will be up to one meter, on the North Frisian coast and in the Weser and Elbe area up to 1.5 meters and in the Hamburg Elbe area about 1.5 meters higher than the average high water . The high in Hamburg was expected for just after 11 p.m. The maritime weather service expected wind forces of up to 8 on the coast, with gusts of up to 10.

A storm surge of the predicted magnitude could flood some low-lying areas of the bank in Hamburg, such as the nationally known fish market or parking lots near the Elbe in the west of the city. As a precaution, the fire brigade therefore asked car owners on the short message service Twitter to remove their vehicles from endangered areas beforehand.

One speaks of a storm surge on the North Sea coast when the flood water is at least 1.5 meters higher than normal. A severe or very severe storm surge is only spoken of from values of 2.5 or 3.5 meters.

The BSH also predicted another storm surge for Friday for the Baltic Sea. During the course of the day, water levels of up to 110 centimeters above the mean water level are expected. dpa

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