On the central and eastern parts of Germany — Bavaria, Hesse, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg — hit heavy rain, hail and strong wind. As reported on Thursday, August 25, DAPD, the damage from the elements is estimated at millions of euros.
In Hesse, according to Agence France-Presse, damaged homes, flooded roads in some areas temporarily suspended rail service. In particular, canceled trains on the lines of Hesse — Rhineland-Palatinate. In Gross-Gerau police had to partially evacuate the nursing home after the roof blew off the building and start pouring rain. In many areas, the wind fell a tree and dangling wires.
Rainfall in some parts of Saxony was 40 liters per square meter. Stormy weather at the German meteorologists announce rainfall of 25 liters per square meter. In Saxony-Anhalt in Quedlinburg hail the size of a tennis ball damaged about 70 cars. At least two people were taken to hospital with head injuries. In Lower Saxony, one of the road after a strong rain came down mudflow, resulting in the police had two hours to block traffic.
Thuringia to hit gale with gusts at over 26 meters per second. Rainfall in some areas as high as 30 liters per square meter. In Brandenburg from lightning lit up the roof a few houses, a few people have been hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to German meteorologists, weather will continue throughout Thursday. Weather should improve by Saturday, August 27.
In late August 2010, the western part of Germany hit cyclone "Kathleen." Rainfall in some areas more than 60 liters per square meter, a part of the road was closed. Data on victims of the disaster have been reported.