Whirlwinds, rain continue to batter Germany
The Local · 14 Jun 2016, 10:40
Published: 14 Jun 2016 10:40 GMT+02:00
Updated: 14 Jun 2016 10:40 GMT+02:00
A tornado-like storm in Bad Waldsee, Baden-Württemberg, damaged around 50 houses, sending tiles and beams from roofs flying over hundreds of metres on Monday evening, according to police.
Numerous trees were also uprooted and bent over as locals lost power for several hours. No one was injured, though, police reported. The cost of repairs is expected to rise to at least several hundred thousand euros.
Meanwhile up north in Hamburg, heavy rains caused the Autobahn 7 to be shut down for hours between Monday night and early Tuesday morning, local media reported.
The storms had whisked construction site materials into the streets, preventing drivers from moving forward, according to the Hamburger Morgenpost.
But the road was cleared before the start of rush hour on Tuesday morning for commuters,
The German weather service DWD warned people to “stay alert” on Monday evening, saying that storms, strong winds and heavy rains are expected to spread further across the country.
Wednesday is also predicted to bring heavy rain throughout Germany, though the south and southeast may be more likely to see the sun, DWD reported.
Prediction for Wednesday evening.