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Flood catastrophe spreads: Deep "Bernd" pushes into the next federal state - man pulled into the gully

2021-07-16T10:37:19.520Z

The flood disaster in Germany continues to spread. Now the low pressure area is pushing towards Baden-Württemberg. A young man was dragged into a gully there. The news ticker.



The flood disaster in Germany continues to spread.

Now the low pressure area is pushing towards Baden-Württemberg.

A young man was dragged into a gully there.

The news ticker.

  • The flood disaster in Germany is spreading.

  • Low pressure area "Bernd" also pushes to Baden-Württemberg.

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Stuttgart - The flood catastrophe in Germany is picking up speed, after more than 90 deaths have already been reported in the west, the low pressure area "Bernd" is now moving to Baden-Württemberg.

A young man has already been pulled into a gully there.

Flood disaster: Low pressure area "Bernd" is pushing towards Baden-Württemberg

Low pressure area "Bernd" causes heavy rain and thunderstorms, as the meteorologists announced on Friday.

In Upper Swabia, for example, 20 to 30 liters of rain per square meter are locally possible in less than six hours.

Elsewhere, too, short thunderstorms with small hailstones, stormy gusts of up to 70 kilometers per hour and storm-like heavy rain of up to 40 liters per square meter per hour are conceivable.

The rain was already causing a critical moment.

According to the fire department, a youngster was sucked into an open gully on a flood-flooded street in Inzlingen (Lörrach district).

His father and a neighboring firefighter could have held the 17-year-old in the life-threatening situation, said commander Thomas Muck on Friday.

Other forces would have helped to save the teenager.

He suffered a shock, but was released from the hospital after a short stay.

Flood disaster in Germany: Lörrach fire brigade declares a state of emergency

During the night, the volunteer fire brigade in Inzlingen had 28 missions, said Muck. Since it was no longer manageable alone, the Lörrach fire brigade supported the emergency services. He was alerted around 2 a.m., Muck said. "There was a lot of energy in the air." “I've already driven through puddles of water that were half a meter deep. Rubbish bins were flushed against, gullies pushed up, ”he described. “I already knew what to expect.” In the meantime, the situation has calmed down.

Due to the current flood, the Loerrach fire brigade declared a public emergency on Friday night. This is primarily a formal act, said commandant Manuel Müller. “Normally we have to invoice everyone when we pump out the cellar.” Due to the large number of cellars that have to be pumped out, this is not necessary now, the costs are borne by the city. With the public emergency, the documentation obligations would also become easier for the fire brigade, explained Müller.

Source: merkur

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