Hurricane in Central Europe: thousands of homes are de-energized, there are victims

Strong hurricanes swept through Central Europe, killing a teenager in Slovakia and a man in Germany. World News reported.

According to Slovak police, a 14-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell. An unspecified number of her fellow students were injured. In Germany, a driver was killed when a tree fell on his car. Also, due to strong winds, rail traffic was disrupted.

In particular, intercity lines from Berlin to Hamburg and Hanover in the Northeastern part of the country were closed, in the South, a fallen tree blocked traffic on the line Nuremberg — Augsburg. In addition, in the area of Wolfsburg high-speed train crashed into a fallen tree.

Also near Dortmund, firefighters had to rescue sheep from a flooded field, which was covered with water 2 meters high. Some animals could not be saved.
In the Czech Republic, fallen trees damaged roads and tens of thousands of households were left without electricity.

Also, about 1,700 interventions were carried out by firefighters in connection with the storm winds that are raging over Poland, RMF24 reports.
According to the press Secretary of the Fire Department Pavel Frunchak, two people were injured in the Lubush province after the wind turned the trailer of the truck. The government security Center, in turn, reports that 125 thousand consumers were left without electricity.

Most of the actions of firefighters were held in Lower Silesia. Deprived of electricity all – more than 70 thousand – in the greater Poland province, almost 20 thousand in Western Pomerania.

A very strong storm is observed in the Baltic sea, in connection with which the authorities issued a warning.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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