Apart from southern Germany, elements of Austria are additionally presently being hit by storms. In some cities the middle can solely be reached by boat.

Heavy rain prompted flooding in lots of elements of Austria on Saturday night. Images on social media present, for instance, how within the city of Deutschfeistritz, north of Graz, many vehicles are piled on high of one another or thrown in opposition to the partitions of homes as a consequence of flooding.

The nationwide warning middle is alleged to have beforehand issued a extreme climate warning, ORF reported.

The metropolis middle might solely be reached by boat within the night, and the railway line was additionally mentioned to be partially underwater. A resident spoke to the newspaper "Kronen" concerning the "picture of destruction". In some instances, the facility was additionally gone. At the mayor's request, the federal government's warning middle issued a public security alert within the space. The public warned of a "nice hazard to life," as reported by ORF. Residents are presently not allowed to enter their basements and are following emergency directions. The Red Cross is constructing an emergency room on the college.

Marke Brucher from the municipal administration sees no finish: "Up to 100 liters of rain are predicted," mentioned Brucher telling the newspaper "Kronen" the forecast of rain for Styria on Sunday and Monday, the general public safety alarm has been introduced in a number of communities.

The group of Eggersdorf east of Graz can also be mentioned to be threatened by heavy flooding from Rabnitz. The Pyhrnautobahn A9 needed to be closed after a mudslide. Piles of mud had fully coated the highway.

An excavator driver died within the Leoben area of Styria on Friday night. According to the police, whereas he was cleansing up the particles within the raging river, a 36-year-old man's automotive swerved to the aspect and received caught below the water. After being freed by his colleague who had the second excavator, he later died in hospital regardless of being resuscitated.