Knee-deep through the water: severe Flooding in the Rhine-Main area

heavy rains have led in the Rhine-Main-area on Friday afternoon in several communities to severe Flooding and storm damage. Until the evening the forces had to

Knee-deep through the water: severe Flooding in the Rhine-Main area

heavy rains have led in the Rhine-Main-area on Friday afternoon in several communities to severe Flooding and storm damage. Until the evening the forces had to move out to around 500 inserts, a police spokesman said. Priorities had been Bad Soden am Taunus, Kelkheim, and song stream, where numerous cellars and several Parking garages were full. Also a supermarket after police details under the water and had to be pumped out. By the storm, several trees were uprooted, some of the access roads blocked, said the police spokesman.

Especially great damage has been done by the rain in Bad Soden, and homes and shops were flooded. The königsteiner road had to be blocked to a large extent.

In her training Studio "body shape", which is located in a basement on the street in Bad Soden, had been in the water more than a Meter high, reported a little later, the owner Monika Hess. The Studio is ran within a Minute a waist-high full. With a colleague and two customers have been able to save themselves only just out, tells the coach is full of praise for the fire Department. The helpers were the "heart and soul" with the thing, to free the Studio with hoses and pumps from the water. Not quite as bad as it has hit the Italian restaurant Rocco at the Brunnenhof of the old town. The water level on the terrace, but it stops just below the doorstep, the Restaurant itself remained dry. The cellar was full, the water caused a short circuit in the power supply.

the injured, there were, according to fire and police in Bad Soden. However, some of the walkers escaped in the Kurpark, the fast floods just as city fire inspector Nick Oliver Kromer told. A police officer can pull an old lady at the last Moment.

The fire was up in the night to more than a hundred wager is active. The channels had not been able to absorb the masses of water so quickly, these fins then through the old town and on the königsteiner Straße. About 150 volunteers of the fire brigades Bad Soden, and from neighbouring places, according to Kromer, with 50 vehicles in use. They were supported by the Technical work in Hofheim am Taunus and the German Red cross, boarded the helper.

the swimming pool has been affected. The muddy water ran in the basin, and the Central supply, so that the bath must remain closed. The cleanup will last for the whole weekend, said fire chief Kromer. Also in the districts of neuenhain and the old grove was so much rain that the water accumulated, especially in the Lower.

the Bishop Neumann were also Affected school in Königstein, as well as industrial buildings, where electricity distribution flooded had been. 350 military people from all the cities and municipalities in the use of. They gathered at the bull city-dwellers Heath in Oberursel and were retrieved from there.

Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 15:20

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