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Heavy rain, gusts of wind, hail: severe weather warning in Austria

Heavy rain, gusts of wind, hail: severe weather warning in Austria

ZAMG issued a warning on Sunday: Heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain and hail are expected over Austria, and power outages should be expected. On Saturday, storms in Burgenland and Lower Austria in particular caused more than 1 million euros in damage.

The Central Institute of Meteorology and Dynamics warns: Starting with Innviertel in Upper Austria and Flachgau and Tennengau in Salzburg, heavy thunderstorms with heavy rain, gusty winds and hail are expected, which will spread east and south until after midnight, according to the report. .


“Starnacht” has been canceled in the meantime


In the Burgenland districts of Gossing and Obervaert, for example, twelve weirs were deployed, they had to pump cellars and clear the traffic routes. Organizers said the “Starry Night at Lake Neusiedl” in Morbisch also had to stop for half an hour, but continued after it rained.


Floods in Jmuend


In Lower Austria, fire brigades also had to perform many tasks. The city of Gmund, for example, was particularly affected, as there were floods or fallen trees that closed the streets.

1.5 million damage


According to the Austrian hail insurance, agriculture had to accept damages of about 1.5 million euros. “The states of Lower Austria and Southern Burgenland were affected,” said Mario Winkler, a hail insurance spokesman.


The speed of hail and storms is expected to reach 80 km / h


On Sunday, the heaviest weather in Upper Austria is expected between 5 pm and 9 pm from Innviertel to Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen. The heaviest heavy rain is expected in Invertel, and gusts of 80 km/h and above are likely to fall across the country, according to ZAMG in the warning. There can also be a cold.

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Fear of power outages and athletes warning


The Central Institute advised observing the dangers of lightning as well as warnings of thunderstorms and storms in lakes and taking into account the developments and rapid changes in the path of thunderstorms. Objects moved outside such as party tents, trampolines and garden furniture should be secured, and windows, doors and gates should be closed. It is important to land early with sport planes and to connect at ports quickly with boats. A temporary power outage may occur.


One dead and several injured in France


A woman was killed and 15 others injured in a storm in France. As French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin announced on Sunday, the woman swept away by a mudslide in Rouen, northern France, and drowned because she was trapped under a car.


Large parts of France were hit by torrential rain and thunderstorms on Saturday. Hillstones – some larger than golf balls – have caused extensive damage in Landes and Gers counties in the southwest. Between 4,000 and 5,000 hectares of vineyards and tens of thousands of hectares of cultivated land are said to have been affected in Gers alone. About 50,000 lightning strikes were recorded, and about 15,000 households were cut off power.