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At the weekend, severe Storms and in some cases violent storms wreaked havoc in Germany over the weekend. Western Germany in particular was hard hit, with uprooted trees and covered roofs in many places. Fortunately, there was no major damage this time and at least in Germany, no people were injured by the storm.
Uprooted Trees Cause Train Cancellations
The storm uprooted numerous trees in many places in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia and caused them to fall onto roads and train tracks. This led to countless train cancellations in the N, ah and long-distance traffic deutsche Bahn experienced countless delays and partial closures on individual sections of track. Passengers were then still brought to their destinations by quickly prepared trains, but there were also rail lines that were completely closed by the fallen trees and this also led to complete cancellations of entire rail lines.
Most Of The Damage Was To Property
Fortunately, at least in Germany, no people were seriously injured by the storm and there was only property damage. Even this was not as drastic as expected and most of the damage was to older house roofs or cars damaged by falling trees. The people affected all got off lightly and no one was injured. In the Netherlands, the storm was also on its way and caused considerable damage there as well. The Dutch did not fare quite as well as the Germans, as a falling tree hit a man who was killed by the tree.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words
Thunderstorms are thunderstorms in which, in addition to rain, severe squalls and hailstorms can occur. Tornadoes are also possible in the process.
The Local and long-distance traffic is the rail traffic of the Deutsche Bahn. In local traffic, usually only short to medium-length distances are covered, whereas in long-distance traffic, you can even travel throughout Germany with sometimes very fast trains such as the Intercity.