A man was slightly injured on Friday when a tree fell on his car, a police spokesman in the city of Enbec, Northem district, said. So the L580 had to be closed between Mackensen and Merckhausen. The hurricane destroyed about 50 trees.
Several buildings in Merckhausen were also damaged. According to the information, B497 between Neuhaus and Uslar is closed due to fallen trees. Police said the district of Bad Gandersheim was particularly affected. The road was closed due to falling trees. Emmelinde caused more devastation in the West. In the neighboring North Rhine-Westphalia Police said 43 people were injured in the storm in Paderborn, ten of them seriously. According to the police, “a hurricane passed through the city.” In the Rhineland-Palatinate, a man died of electrocution in a flooded cellar.
No major damage occurred in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
During the night, Emilynd headed east. Also at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the damage was rather minor. According to the police and firefighters of the Tetero district (Rostock district), broken branches had to be removed from streets, rooftops and cars during twelve operations. Some branches also had to be taken from the streets around Doberan. People are not infected. According to preliminary results, almost no damage was done in West Mecklenburg either. The fire brigade carried out more than 20 storm-related operations during the night — nearly all of them in the northwest Mecklenburg region.
Hundreds of missions in Lower Saxony after the storm
DWD has already warned of bad weather on Thursday. In Lower Saxony there have been many damages and operations of the fire brigade since the afternoon. A Depphols fire brigade spokesperson spoke of hurricane-like devastation between Solingen and Barnstorf. The firefighting teams in the area counted 270 operations. A person was seriously injured by a falling tree near Edelstedt. A firefighter was also taken to the hospital.
In Lüneburg, a tree falls next to the restaurant guests
In the city and region of Osnabrück, Emsland and the county of Bentheim, the police counted nearly 70 storm surge operations, in Wilhelmshaven 35. According to the police, the fire brigade deployed a total of 29 times in Hanover, mostly due to broken and fallen branches. In downtown Lüneburg, a tree fell in a pub in Stint and fell in Ilmenau. Although the guests were still seated around the tree at the time, police said no one was hurt.
Fire truss on the roof in Lübeck after a lightning strike
In Hamburg, emergency services deployed 34 times on Thursday between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., according to a spokesperson for the Hamburg fire brigade on Friday morning. It was mainly about flooded basements and broken branches, sometimes the streets were flooded, and the garages were full. In Lübeck, 20 operations were performed within two hours. A lightning strike caused a fire in the attic.
Train cancellations and delays in Deutsche Bahn
The train passengers also felt the effects of the storm. Some trains between North Rhine-Westphalia and Hanover and Hamburg have been cancelled. According to Deutsche Bahn, there were delays on the Hannover-Berlin route. Due to damage to the upper line in Hamburg, trains from Hanover to Berlin and Göttingen were sometimes significantly delayed.