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Land under in Berchtesgaden: floods hit the region hard - and the situation remains tense


After heavy rain, floods occurred in the Berchtesgadener Land district. Relaxation is not in sight, further rain has already been announced.

After heavy rain, floods occurred in the Berchtesgadener Land district.

Relaxation is not in sight, further rain has already been announced.

  • The district of Berchtesgadener Land * was hit by severe storms.

  • The situation remains tense, further rain * has already been announced.

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Berchtesgaden - Storms * and heavy rain * hit Southeast Bavaria on Saturday.

The Berchtesgadener Land district was particularly hard hit.

The result: two dead, houses threatened with collapse and evacuations.

Around 890 assistants are currently on site.

Prime Minister Markus Söder and Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann also want to get an idea of ​​the situation in the flood area - the time and place for the visit have not yet been determined.

Flood in Berchtesgaden - "Vehicles on the streets became the plaything of the water masses"

Local operations manager Anton Brandner spoke of dramatic scenes in the Berchtesgadener Land district: "Vehicles on the streets became the plaything of the masses of water." Torrential rain on Saturday evening ensured that the river Ache overflowed its banks and a disaster was declared. Two people were killed. A victim died of a natural cause, said District Administrator Bernhard Kern (CSU) at a press conference in Bad Reichenhall on Sunday morning. But that could also be related to the storm.

The places that were particularly affected were Berchtesgaden, Bischofswiesen, Schönau am Königssee, Marktschellenberg and Ramsau in the far south-east of Bavaria.

The fire brigade and other auxiliary workers had to go to up to 500 missions - also to save human lives.

Accordingly, houses had to be evacuated because they were in danger of collapsing.

130 people were brought to safety, including 80 from a settlement in Schönau am Koenigssee, said Kern.

It is unclear whether the settlement will have to be closed for longer.

Rail traffic between Bad Reichenhall and Berchtesgaden has also been discontinued, some roads are closed.

Floods in the Berchtesgadener Land: The situation remains tense

And the situation remains tense, because the next rain front has already been announced.

The heavy rain in the past few days had caused the water levels of the Ache to skyrocket on Saturday evening.

Kern said it was inconceivable, even for the local forces, what problems the precipitation caused.

“We're looking at the Palatinate, we're looking at NRW,” he said.

After being affected by the victims there, you are now affected yourself.

Flood: Berchtesgadener Ache is a raging river

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Flood balance in Berchtesgaden: "Yesterday went smoothly"

In most cases the worst could be prevented. "Yesterday went smoothly," said Brandner. Now people are looking at the weather forecast with concern. The clean-up work will definitely keep them busy for a long time.

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Source: merkur

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