After heavy rains, numerous cellars in northern Bavaria overflowed and flooded the streets on Monday. A disaster was also reported in the city of Torfen (Erding District). The city announced that about 250 people would have to leave their homes in the Oberdorfen district. The victims were found in the gym.
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Firefighters with 600 emergency services are on hand to pump vacant cellars and re-clear flooded streets. About 2,300 sandbags were filled to protect the village.
The district administration clarified that the evacuation of Torfen was also carried out as a precaution. .But we want and need to be sure, recent events in Germany show it“, Said District Administrator Martin Bairstorfer (CSU).
In addition, the northern district of Friesing was particularly severely affected by the floods. In the Au municipality of Der Hallertau alone, a spokesman said firefighters had gone on more than 50 missions by Monday afternoon. .Some cellars had water up to two meters high“The spokesman said. Many streets were flooded after the Abens overflowed. Initially there were no reports of injuries.
In the neighboring district of Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, heavy rains caused flooding. According to the district office, the municipality of Wolfsburg was particularly affected by the floods. After 60 liters of rain per square meter, many cellars were filled at night, the district office said.
Many fire departments are in use. .There is currently a high level of flow in the Volkswagen because the soil is saturated and cannot absorb much water.“, Said Matthias Grenover of the Disaster Control Department at the district office.
Several storm-related police operations in the area
According to a spokesman, Therme Earthing had to accommodate about 400 guests at the hotel, which is connected to other companies, after the basement of the building was flooded. As a result, there was a power outage, and a spokesman said the hot tub wave pool was no longer working. It was not initially clear how long it would take to repair.
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Police also reported several storm-related activities in the area on Monday. Among other things, a police spokesman said Autobahn 94 was completely shut down after a landslide between Langdorf (Erding District) and Torfen. The clean-up operation lasted for several hours until the afternoon.
District offices in Freezing and Pfaffenhofen announced a gradual easing of the situation after the Ilm and Abens rivers reached four of the highest flood levels in measurements in Geesenfeld and Mainburg on Monday afternoon. Gelheim, a nearby Lower Bavarian district, continued to warn of the flooding of the tertiary report.
Also in southern Upper Bavaria, the Flood Investigation Service and the German Meteorological Service (DWD) warned of heavy rain and possible flooding. Especially in Simca, the DWD announced on Monday that up to 80 liters of rain per square meter is possible until Tuesday evening.
The meteorological service warned of possible flooding of streams and small rivers and flooding of streets on Monday after measuring approximately the same amount in some parts of the region since Saturday morning. Landslides can also occur.