Deep ‘Bernd’ and heavy rain areas pull over Germany. In many regions cellars are full and streets are flooded. In the town of Altena in the Sauerland, the fire brigade reported ‘several smaller landslides’
Heavy rains in many parts of Germany have led to flooded streets and full cellars. In Altena in the Sauerland (North Rhine-Westphalia) too, the heavy rains caused a lot of damage. The emergency services fought against water, earth and debris, said a fire department spokesman on Wednesday.
Altena: The fire brigade reports massive landslides
From the surrounding slopes, large amounts of water fell on the city in several places, causing ‘massive slides’. The fire brigade is also supported by THW and DRK. ‘Our main focus is on the city center.’ So far there have been no injuries.
Another warning of severe weather
Gravel was washed away from a construction site on Autobahn 46 in the direction of Wuppertal. This led to a full closure at times.
The German Weather Service continued to warn of extreme storms in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and parts of Hesse until Thursday. Extreme continuous rain or prolonged heavy rain could lead to 50 to 100 liters of precipitation per square meter by Thursday morning. Locally up to 200 liters are possible. In Bavaria, it could rain again very heavily in some regions from Wednesday evening.
Flooded streets, dangerous landslides: Deep ‘Bernd’ causes chaos
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See in the photo gallery: Heavy rains have flooded the streets in many parts of Germany and filled the cellars. A Bavarian district has meanwhile declared a disaster, and one person is still missing in Saxony.