A severe storm in Bavaria cost one person his life. As the district office in Freising, Upper Bavaria, announced on Facebook on Monday evening, one person was seriously injured and another was missing.
The area around Mossberg, 60 kilometers northeast of Munich, was at times without electricity “everywhere” due to the destruction of many lines.
Many homes without electricity
According to a spokeswoman for Stadtwerke München, who is in charge of the district, about 13,000 households were initially without power after several high-voltage lines were damaged by a thunderstorm near Mossberg on Monday afternoon.
At 10 p.m. Moosburg was reconnected to the high voltage grid, and customers are now gradually getting back to having electricity again.
However, the Friesing district office expects that some of the blackouts are “likely to last into the night”. According to the Freising County Office, the Technical Relief Agency (THW) uses emergency power generators to supply homes of seniors affected by blackouts.
Heavy thunderstorms at night
In the event of an emergency, Mossberg’s fire brigade can be alerted “by a siren that goes off at the equipment house/town hall”. Affected residents should reduce their energy consumption by batteries and rechargeable batteries “to a minimum”.
According to Perischer Rundfunk, severe storms also affected Lower Bavaria. According to the police, 12 trees fell in the government district area. The German Met Office warned of severe thunderstorms in parts of southern Bavaria late Monday evening and Tuesday evening. (SDA)
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