Grossarltal closed after flood

Grossarltal closed after flood

World August 6, 2017 12:27

grossarl - The Grossarltal in Austria, popular with tourists, was closed on Sunday by abundant rainfall from the outside world. According to the police, the road to Sankt Johann im Pongau is blocked by severe water pollution and mudslides. They even drove cars. The cleanup operations are in full swing, but the bad weather in the region is not over yet.

Several people who had to be expelled for medical reasons with a helicopter or truck to a hospital. 'I've experienced a lot, but never before,' the fire commanding outlined the situation.

The Grossarler Ache has hit other places outside its banks. Hotel guests sought refuge on the upper floors to keep it dry, other tourists found shelter in emergency shelters. There are no reports of victims.

Photo: AFP

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