Severe storms hit South Tyrol again during the night. Mudslides and landslides broke away. Cars were caught in masses of mud. More heavy rains are announced.
Bolzano – In South Tyrol, thunderstorms with heavy rain have led to mudslides and rockfalls. A mudslide hit a farm in Ridanna. Cars were hit by a mudslide, as the regional association of volunteer fire brigades in South Tyrol announced via Twitter.
Landslides after storm in South Tyrol
A rockfall spilled a hiking trail near Merano. The water levels of streams and rivers rose rapidly. According to the state administration, up to 80 liters per square meter fell in some regions. The Passeiertal, the Brenner area and the Wipptal were particularly hard hit. In Sterzing, the fire brigade moved out because of flooded underground car parks.
In the past few days it had rained heavily in the holiday region in South Tyrol. The Eisack river had overflowed its banks. The Brennerstraße had to be closed due to landslides *. The soils are damp and can hardly absorb any more rain. The situation is under control, but the second warning level of the civil protection status remains, according to the authorities. Especially in the north of South Tyrol, more thunderstorms with showers are announced on Sunday.
The day before, the state administration had warned of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. The south of Italy, on the other hand, is fighting with heat and fires. Meteorologists expect a new heat wave in the Mediterranean *. (ml) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA