5 killed, emergency declared as heavy storm Herwart batters Central Europe (VIDE…

5 killed, emergency declared as heavy storm Herwart batters Central Europe (VIDEO, PHOTO) tmbw.news/… Storm Herwart has caused major traffic disruptions, floods and chaos across Central Europe. Powerful gusts of more 100 km/h uprooted trees and damaged public infrastructure, killing several people in the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.Two people died in Poland and two in the Czech Republic, all four hit by falling trees. Poland’s meteorology institute issued gale warnings for as many as 11 provinces and said wind speeds there could reach 140 km/h, Radio Poland reports. Thousands of homes in the Czech Republic and Poland were left without power as a result of the storm.In the German state of Lower Saxony, a 63-year-old camper drowned as flooding caught him by surprise. In Bavaria, a train collided with an uprooted tree leaving the train driver and a crew member injured, German media report, adding that the passengers were unharmed.In Hamburg, a major city in Germany’s north, strong winds uprooted trees and caused flooding. Local fire brigades have been scrambled 550 times to…Read more on TmBW.News


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