Severe thunderstorms and torrential rain last night also caused a lot of destruction and chaos in Germany. Cellars and streets were flooded, especially in the south and west of the country. It will be dry again in most places Wednesday morning, but the German Weather Service (DWD) is warning of new thunderstorms in the east and northeast during the day.
In Frankfurt, the fire brigade received more than 600 calls within two hours on Tuesday evening. The torrential rains, with rain reaching 45 liters per square meter in a very short time, flooded basements and garages. Trains and buses stopped running in some parts of the city. There were also consequences for the movement of trains in Bavaria. Parts of the old town of Landshut were flooded.
According to the German fire brigade, it rained so heavily in Bochum, in the west of the country, that water in some cellars reached the ceiling. In Krefeld, heavy rainfall has also inundated basements, streets and underground garages. By 2 a.m., the fire brigade had already received more than 2,000 calls.
The German Weather Service DWD initially raised all warnings of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday morning. “The thunderstorm situation has calmed down for the time being,” she added in a statement. “However, during the day, there is a chance again of heavy rain and thunderstorms in eastern and northeastern Germany.”
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