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Severe storms in Germany's neighboring countries: Several people were injured after a tornado in Belgium

2021-06-25T07:37:04.590Z

Germany is threatened with severe thunderstorms on Sunday, and in some cases there are even warnings about tornadoes. In some neighboring countries, storms have already caused damage over the weekend.



Germany is threatened with severe thunderstorms on Sunday, and in some cases there are even warnings about tornadoes.

In some neighboring countries, storms have already caused damage over the weekend.

Beauraing - The summer weather has really arrived in Germany in the past few days.

Temperatures around 30 degrees and sunshine lured people outside.

But already on the night of Sunday, sometimes violent thunderstorms hit western Germany.

The German Weather Service (DWD) warns of further severe storms during the day and evening, and tornadoes are also possible *.

Tornado in Belgium: Several people slightly injured in storm - numerous buildings damaged

In some neighboring countries, the weather * has already shown its negative sides over the weekend.

A total of 17 people were slightly injured in a tornado * in Beauraing in southern Belgium.

As the Belga news agency reported on Sunday, citing the city administration, 92 buildings in the village were damaged.

Pictures from Beauraing showed completely covered roofs, broken windows and broken cars.

About ten houses are even uninhabitable, it said.

Most of the injured were said to have been on the terrace of a café when the local cyclone raged on Saturday evening (June 19).

The affected place is not far from the border with France.

Severe storms in France cause damage

Heavy rain, strong winds * and hail caused considerable damage in parts of the country over the weekend.

In the small community of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil in western France, a tornado tore off the top of a church tower.

This was reported by the AFP news agency.

However, there were no injuries.

Elsewhere in France, pictures showed flooded streets and cellars, fallen trees and large hailstones.

According to media reports, thousands of households were at times without electricity.

Train traffic was also restricted.

For large parts of France, the Météo-France weather service had declared the high warning level orange because of the heat storm *.

Storm in the Netherlands: "Whole forest areas were flattened"

Severe storms * also caused considerable damage in the Netherlands.

Six houses west of Utrecht were so badly damaged that they are temporarily no longer habitable, as the Dutch news agency ANP reported on Saturday.

Nine people were injured as a result of the storm, which hit a local area on Friday.

Thousands of trees fell over in the region of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park - some of them were more than 150 years old.

"Whole pieces of forest were flattened," said a spokesman for the forest administration.

Because trees could still fall and branches could break, the area was closed to visitors.

According to the forest administration, the storm was most violent in an area about three kilometers wide and five kilometers long north of the village of Leersum.

Possibly it was also a tornado, said a spokesman for the authorities.

Investigations by the weather service have not yet been completed.

(ph / dpa / afp) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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