At the kick-off of the European Championship soccer game Germany against England, heavy rain, lightning and thunder moved over the city, as a police spokesman said. There were torrents, muddy streets, cars washed away, flushed manhole covers, fallen trees, full cellars, damaged power boxes and oil tanks, as Mirko Olzem, the situation service of the integrated control center in Landshut, described the situation. According to initial findings, no one was injured. “That was a storm that only happens every five to ten years,” he added.
There were obstructions on all streets due to mud and flooding, but also road signs that had been blown over or trees had to be removed by the auxiliary staff. Because of the storm damage, there were also severe disabilities in rail traffic on the Munich-Landshut route.
Large masses of water had fallen over the city within a very short time. Between 5.30 p.m. and 8.45 p.m., the fire brigade and rescue service are on call for almost 650 missions, according to the control center. That was well above average. About 20 more missions were made to the police.