Lots of rain expected: The level in the South of Germany continue to rise

in many places the heavy rain of the past days in many Parts of Germany until at least the middle of the week. Especially in the South and in the West of the Ge

Lots of rain expected: The level in the South of Germany continue to rise

in many places the heavy rain of the past days in many Parts of Germany until at least the middle of the week. Especially in the South and in the West of the German weather service (DWD) expected duration of rain. Up to 40 litres of rain per square meter could fall from Sunday to Wednesday, from Saarland to the high Rhine and in the Allgäu region, even up to 60 litres. In the middle and the North of the rain in the snow. "The water levels in the rivers remain, therefore, at a high level," said DWD meteorologist on Saturday in Offenbach.

In the past three days, up to 50 litres of rain fell, according to the DWD in the South, the West and the middle of the square. In Central and Eastern Hesse, the Eifel, the black forest and the Allgäu, to 50 to 90 liters. Along with the snow melt up in the high the mountains were that led in many places to high water.

man in Karlsruhe, Germany from the floods saved

Thus, resulted in high water levels in the southwest for flooded streets and disabled the ship's journey. A 35-year-old man, was surprised on Friday evening by the banks of the Rhine in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (district of Karlsruhe), from the high water, the police announced. The man stood up to his waist in the water, could not get rid of the darkness himself and called his cell phone for help. Rescue workers of the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG), the fire Department and the water protection police were using a helicopter and two boats in use and were able to bring the 35-Year-old unharmed to Dry. Whether the homeless man had been surprised in their sleep by the water, was initially unclear.

The river Rotach occurs shortly before it flows into the lake on the shore. : Image: dpa

Just a few kilometers up-river cruise on the Rhine near Karlsruhe has been set. At the level Maxau was bathing according to the flood forecasting centre (HVZ)-Württemberg, the water level of 7.5 meters in the night to Saturday exceeded. On Saturday morning, the Rhine river had a water level of more than 8 meters. The experts expect that the water rises in Maxau until Saturday evening, up to 8,30 meters.

in addition, the thaw had taken care of until Saturday morning, especially in the South of Baden-württemberg for widespread high water levels. In many places, the level is increased according to the HVZ in an area that is statistically reached once seen in two years. In Meckenbeuren in the Bodenseekreis of the Schussen rose to nearly 4.50 meters, a water level that occurs in the statistical average, only every 20 to 50 years.

A man runs in Cologne, along the Rhine, the spills over a path on the shore. : Image: dpa

The police reported numerous flooded roads on lake Constance and in upper Swabia. Especially the places Friedrichshafen, Salem, Deggenhausertal and the sea castle were affected. In Bad Wurzach, Germany, a section of the Federal highway 465 was blocked completely.

Updated Date: 01 February 2021, 03:19

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