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Floods now also on the German

2021-07-17T21:17:33.712Z

In Upper Bavaria and Hallein, Austria, flooding also occurs after heavy rainfall. Streets are flooded, cars are swept away by masses of water. The police speak of a dramatic situation.



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Houses evacuated, landslides, flooded streets, full cellars - in Upper Bavaria, the fire brigade has been in constant use since Saturday evening after heavy rain.

The situation is dramatic, said a spokesman for the integrated control center in Traunstein.

The places Berchtesgaden and Bischofswiesen in the extreme south-east of Bavaria are particularly affected.

There the water shoots from the mountains, at the same time the water levels of the river Ache rose.

Individual houses have already been cleared due to slipping slopes.

The district is coordinating the operation with immediate effect.

The people in the places were called to no longer enter their cellars.

"There are always emergency calls coming in," said a police spokesman in Rosenheim.

In the district of Berchtesgadener Land, all fire departments are required.

"The situation is confusing," said the spokesman.

"It's raining heavily." Federal roads have been flooded or closed because of mudslides.

Bach turns into a torrent

In Austria, too, parts of downtown Hallein near Salzburg have been flooded after torrential rains.

A stream has developed into a raging stream, the police confirmed on Saturday corresponding videos that can be seen on the Internet.

"The situation is very tense, sometimes dramatic," said a police spokesman.

However, there is currently no evidence of injuries.

The videos show cars being carried away by the masses of water.

The situation is also tense in other parts of the Austrian Alps.

The fire brigade had to pump out numerous cellars around Kitzbühel.

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Source: spiegel

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