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Heavy storms sweep across Bavaria

The Local · 14 Jul 2011, 09:14

Published: 14 Jul 2011 09:14 GMT+02:00

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Many of the roughly 600 emergency calls involved flooded basements and blocked roads due to fallen trees and stray branches.

No-one has been injured, but the weather caused widespread power outages and damage in the state, which was just recovering from a previous storm on July 11 that caused torrential rains and landslides.

In the Deggendorf district several power poles were bent by the storm, leaving surrounding communities without electricity. A few kilometres away, a wind gust tore a hole in the top of an indoor arena. One family lost their entire roof in the storm.

On the A92 motorway, a strong gust of wind threw a truck across one lane of traffic, causing delays for several hours.

Trains were affected too, causing temporary blockages – some of which had not been cleared by Thursday morning.

Weather in much of southern Germany looked set to stay stormy on Thursday, with rain and wind throughout much of the region.

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11:15 July 14, 2011 by krautrock
People should pray more the Great God of Global Warming a Climate Change to avoid his/her punishment. Look for the nearest Green Church and hurry up!
21:02 July 14, 2011 by german-guardian
@ krautrock

There is only one God, and he is the creater of the world. There is no one but him. The begining and the end. Listen, this world is not perfect; it is all like a test. Even God said it, that the ruler of this world is devil. However God is patient and always brings his will to the world on his own time. People like you are always waiting for signs and postive things to believe in God. If your faith is so week, that only good things has to happen to you in order for you to believe in God, then you should not beleive in the first place. you pray to god because you love him, not because you want something from him. From the begining that God created human beings, there have been people who always mocked God and religion, and there will always will be. All you need to do is look at the complexity of this world to see the power of God. You have to get the big picture instead of scrambling over little details. Big picture is believe in God, worship him, and help and love. Again if this world was perfect, there would be no need for heaven then. But this world has been created to the world of chaos by the human hands. And I pray that God bless Germany, and Germany people, and may he leads us in his direction and toward his will. Amen
17:37 July 15, 2011 by Englishted

Even God said it, that the ruler of this world is devil.

Where is that written?

Or maybe he said it only to you? that voice in your head again was it?
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