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Floods and lots of rain in Austria and the south of Germany, Merkel visits disaster area in the west

by archyw

Germany has also been hit by the storm again. After the west of the country, it is now especially the south that is in bad shape. In the municipalities Berchtesgaden on Bischofswiesen in the region Upper BavariaNear Austria, the situation is dramatic, according to emergency services, with landslides, flooded streets and flooded basements.

The water gushed from the mountains and the water level of the Ache rises sharply. People had to be evacuated again on Sunday afternoon. In the course of the morning, 135 people had already had to leave their homes.

The population is advised to stay away from cellars. Several smaller highways have been flooded or closed due to landslides. It would have stopped raining by now. At least one person has already been killed in the state of Bavaria.

Also in eastern Germany, in the federal state Saxony, there is water misery. There was more than 100 liters of precipitation per square meter. near Dresden there are floods. Some places are no longer accessible. Neustadt, Sebnitz, Bad Schandau, Reinhardtsdorf-Schoena and Gohrisch were particularly hard hit. Alarm level 4 has been exceeded on the river Polenz near Neustadt, the state’s flood control center says.

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