Roads in Austria again passable after a storm

Roads in Austria again passable after a storm

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The new for in Austria on Monday for all traffic to reach. Last weekend was the region by abundant rainfall, almost entirely from the outside world ended and the many foreign tourists no way.

The authorities report that most roads Monday back to normal foot. “We have the worst behind us”, said a local fire chief.

Due to the bad weather were a lot of roads over the last few days blocked by flooding and modderlawines. Several people who for medical reasons as a matter of urgency the valley had, by helicopter or truck to a hospital.

In the course of Monday, the authorities make the assessment of the damage that the severe weather in the area has caused.


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In the north of Italy this weekend at least four people were killed by a lightning storm. Rescue workers have the people Sunday called the next day warnings for severe weather events seriously.

On the mount Marmolata in the Dolomites died Sunday of a man when he by lightning was hit. In the same mountains was Saturday morning, already a woman to the life. Her car was buried under mud and debris after a storm, a tidal wave had caused.

In the region of Friuli died a tourist, probably a Belgian, then a tree on his tent fell. In Lombardy slipped a woman out on a wet trail. The fall took her life.

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