Storm damage from Storm Dudley in Germany and the UK

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Storm Dudley is also causing inconvenience in Germany and the United Kingdom. The German fire brigade had to operate repeatedly in various locations due to the storm damage. Flights were also canceled and some trains not running. Thousands of families in northern England were temporarily without power.


At Brücken, northern Germany’s highest mountain, wind speeds of more than 120 kilometers per hour were measured at night from Wednesday to Thursday, with one peak reaching 152 kilometers per hour, according to the German weather service. According to the Weather Service, there is also “hurricane-force wind speed” elsewhere in the country.

As far as is known, the storm did not cause serious damage and no injuries were reported. In Berlin, among other places, the fire brigade is busy with fallen trees and loose roof tiles by Ylenia, as the storm is called in Germany. The state of emergency was declared around 2:30 a.m., because the firefighters had to carry out about forty to fifty tasks at a time. It was to be lifted in two hours.

The movement of trains has problems due to the storm, for example due to falling trees on the track. Railway company Deutsche Bahn reports that long-distance trains are temporarily not running in several states. Lufthansa has canceled at least 20 flights as a precaution due to the storm. These are the planes that will fly from Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, schools have closed as a precaution due to bad weather, so that children do not have to go outside. Students in different regions of Lower Saxony or Bavaria had the opportunity to stay at home for one day. Furthermore, some zoos, cemeteries, markets and other outdoor sites have been closed.

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The storm is also causing damage in Great Britain

Storm Dudley also wreaked havoc in Great Britain. Thousands of families in northern England were temporarily without power. In Scotland and England, many trains were unable to operate due to fallen trees on the rails or damaged overhead wires or signals. Dudley was accompanied by winds of up to 100 miles per hour across the canal.

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