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Hurricane Emma claimed four lifes in Austria

hurricane emmaThe hurricane arrived in Austria on Saturday lunchtime, and stayed until Sunday night.

Roofs were destroyed, trees disrooted, cars and caravans overturned, power supply lines disconnected, and four humans lost their lifes.

The highest wind velocity was measured by 140 km/h.

The Northern part of Austria was most affected. The hurricane arrived in Salzburg, and continued through Upper and Lower Austria, on to Vienna. No damages were reported in Vorarlberg, Tirol, Carinthia and Burgenland.

In general 24.800 fire fighters were on duty last weekend. Most of the operations were done in Upper Austria by 5.600 (10.940 in whole Austria).

Experts say that Hurricane Emma was stronger than Hurricane Paula last January.


Ein Kommentar zu “Hurricane Emma claimed four lifes in Austria”

  1. rj

    hi am writting to show my respects because my mates dad was in a taxi were his dad was on holiday snowboarding when a rock of a mountian fell on him and claimed his life please could give you repects and hope that the family will be ok

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