He was sitting in a convertible with a fabric roof – man (63) dies in a hurricane in Lower Saxony


Hamburg / Berlin – Storm low “Daniel” lashed across large parts of northern Germany on Thursday night. The police and fire brigades were in constant use.

On the federal highway 4 near Wesendorf in Lower Saxony (Gifhorn district), an accident with an uprooted tree ended fatally for a driver on Wednesday evening. A tree that overturned due to heavy squalls fell on the 63-year-old’s car – a convertible with a fabric roof, as a police spokesman said.

The man died at the scene of the accident. His 35-year-old son got away with minor injuries.

►The Hamburg fire brigade recorded 36 storm operations up to the early evening, which, according to the situation service, ranged from fallen branches to tarpaulin flying around to overturned scaffolding.

The situation was manageable, it said. Nobody was injured. The night remained quiet despite light floods and other smaller operations due to overturned objects, as the spokesman for the situation center said early Thursday morning.



The Hamburg fish market was flooded on Friday nightPhoto: Steven Hutchings / dpa

►In Schleswig-Holstein Squalls caused fallen trees on the roadway and fallen objects such as barriers, a spokesman said early Thursday morning. There were therefore no injuries. In the south of the country alone, the emergency services had to move out almost 180 times, said the local spokesman for the control center.

On the A1 between Bad Oldesloe (Stormarn district) and the Bargteheide motorway junction, the vehicle still has to be recovered after a truck accident. Due to the strong wind, this was not possible on Wednesday evening. The rescue will be postponed to Thursday morning, it said.

►In Lower Saxony worried the storm low especially in and around Oldenburg for almost 40 missions, which, according to a police spokeswoman, also only resulted in property damage. There were also similar missions in Brandenburg. As a spokesman for the situation center in Potsdam announced, a tractor-trailer and two cars crashed into a tree lying on the road on the A24. Nobody was injured.

► Squalls have also in the night Brandenburg led to various fire and police operations. As a spokesman for the situation center in Potsdam announced, it was almost exclusively about fallen trees and kinked branches. On the A24, a tractor-trailer and two cars crashed into a tree lying on the road. Nobody was injured. Corona test tents were damaged by the wind in Doberlug-Kirchhain (Elbe-Elster district) and Frankfurt (Oder).

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