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Weather: Deep "Mortimer" causes fallen trees and lots of rain

2019-09-30T05:14:15.029Z

The first autumn storm has caused damage in many places during the night. In the north and east of Germany "Mortimer" should stop until the afternoon and bring gale-force gusts.




Much rain, strong wind - but no major problems: The low "Mortimer" has caused only minor damage in the night to Monday.

The police headquarters in all 16 states reported at night mainly from fallen trees and broken branches. Major damage did not happen for the time being. There were no reports of injuries in the early morning. At first, Deutsche Bahn also reported no storm-related restrictions.

On the other hand, hundreds of sheep lived on a pasture in Dortmund during the night.

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In Dortmund 300 sheep threatened to drown on a flooded pasture

Heavy rains had flooded the pasture with around 300 animals. The fire department had used a lifeboat and built bridges to save the animals from drowning, said a spokesman for the forces early Monday morning. The fire department was reportedly with 120 forces on site.

In the Saarland, about 50 emergency calls were received by 2.20 pm due to overturned trees or building fences. A tree fell on a parked car. From Bremen it was said "except a lot of rain".

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On the Brocken in Saxony-Anhalt: On Sunday a cyclist fights against the strong wind

Late in the evening and in the first half of the night, according to the German Weather Service (DWD), the main focus of the storm was on the west and the southern half of Germany. According to the forecast, the strongest gusts over the north should shift to the northeast and east of Germany, where they should continue until Monday afternoon. In the north and northeast there is a risk of severe weather through single gale-force gusts. Occasionally it could come to short thunderstorms. With the departure of "Mortimer" to the east, the wind weakened rapidly from the west. There will hardly be anything left of the storm on Monday morning.

The German Weather Service had announced the low "Mortimer" as a small low, "which is quite fast on the way and should not be underestimated", announced.

Among other things, the DWD saw danger potential because the trees are still fully leafy. They offer the wind a large attack surface, so that they could overturn even at not so high wind speeds.

Source: spiegel

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