A powerful storm "Joachim" hit Germany. Most affected by the disaster and the south central part of Germany. Hurricane Saarbrücken Airport closed temporarily.
At Frankfurt airport flight delays began. This occurred because the ground crew had escaped from the plan because of the severe weather. However, the cancellation of speech does not go, assured airport spokesman, writes Lenta.ru.
Rail service between Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken, and in Landau stopped. In the Saarbrücken winds tore trees from the root, some streets and basements were flooded. Wind overturned road signs and building signs. In South-West Pfalz regional trains stopped moving due to the rails collapsed trees.
In the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate meteorologists recorded strong winds that can reach speeds of 130 kilometers per hour. The wind speed at the top of Germany's highest mountain Zugspitze reached 180 kilometers per hour, which is why cable car was stopped.
In the south of the state of Hesse hurricane canceled classes in 122 schools, said the representative of the local authorities for schools Ralph von Kümmel.
In some parts of Thuringia snowfalls led to congestion and accidents. In Menhsberge bus with 15 children crashed into a wall. None of the passengers was injured. Route 61 near the town in western Germany Alzey closed. On the morning of 16 December there happened a few accidents due to strong winds. In the area of Hunsrück flooded streets. Authorities announced the risk of flooding of the Rhine, Mosel and Nae.