The consequences of the storm depression “” Sabine “” aka “” Ciara “” turned out to be relatively minor in Austria compared to many northern European countries.

The consequences of the storm depression “” Sabine “” aka “” Ciara “” turned out to be relatively minor in Austria compared to many northern European countries.

The consequences are relatively minor.

The consequences of the storm depression “” Sabine “” aka “” Ciara “” turned out to be relatively minor in Austria compared to many northern European countries. No one was harmed, but peaks of 100 km / h and above caused property damage and numerous fire brigade operations in Lower and Upper Austria, Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Thousands of power outages were reported from the two eastern federal states.

Highest warning level for four federal states

The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) announced the highest of four warning levels for the north-western parts of the four federal states, in the mountains gale-force gusts of over 120 km / h, the ZAMG peak value was measured at the Feuerkogel in Upper Austria at 149 km / h , on the Tiroler Brunnenkogel it was 147.6 km / h. In Tyrol, the storm situation remained rather calm until Monday afternoon. A total of around 30 missions were recorded, the majority of which concerned fallen trees on state and local roads, according to the Tyrolean control center.

© APA / Fotokerschi.at / Kerschbaummayr Fallen trees in Upper Austria

In the afternoon one also had to deal with isolated covered houses and damage to chimneys – especially in the Reutte district. The other minor damage spread across the entire country. However, several lifts in the state remained closed on Monday due to the weather conditions – including those on the Pitztal and Stubai glaciers, on the Innsbrucker Patscherkofel and in the Axamer Lizum.

Vorarlberg fire brigade in constant use

The Vorarlberg fire brigade had a lot more to do. By 3:30 p.m. there were 101 alarms at the rescue and fire brigade control center (RFL). The majority of the cases involved relocated roads and covered roofs, and nobody was injured. The fire brigade had to deploy more and more in the area between Dornbirn and Bregenz and in the Bregenz Forest from 10 a.m., and in the afternoon the situation calmed down. According to measurements by the Central Institute for Geodynamics and Meteorology (ZAMG), gusts of wind reached speeds of over 100 km / h, for example in Sulzberg in the far north of the Bregenzerwald. At lunchtime on Lake Constance the speed was 99 km / h, in Bregenz 74 km / h. Numerous lifts and cable cars stood still in the ski areas. On the Arlberg, only 24 of 88 lifts were in operation, in the Silvretta Montafon ski area four of 35.

© APA / Dietmar Stiplovsek A gust of wind lifts the water on Lake Constance over the jetty

In Upper Austria, the storm spread to the entire northern half of the state during the day. Several bus and train lines were closed in the Mühlviertel, and individual bus lines were also blocked in Linz.123papers Long-distance traffic to Ceske Budejovice was interrupted. 30,000 households were temporarily without electricity. The power failure in Rainbach im Innkreis was particularly dramatic, where a woman could no longer be supplied with electricity from her medical equipment, which is why the fire brigade came to her aid with an emergency generator.

Six people freed from cars

Also in Rainbach, six people who were trapped in cars because of fallen trees were freed. In Haslach (Rohrbach district), the occupants of eight vehicles were in the same predicament, in Piberschlag (Rohrbach district) an ambulance vehicle. In Münzkirchen (Schärding district) a bus was blown off the road. In Vorder Weißenbach (Urfahr-Umgebung district) a tree fell on a gas tank standing outdoors and tore off the safety valve. The operating company resealed the tank. By the afternoon, around 3,900 firefighters had deployed across the state for almost 965 missions. Seven schools closed early so that the children could go home safely.

© APA / FF Pürbach At the Pürbach train station, a tree fell into the overhead line

Around 5,000 households in Lower Austria were without electricity. The Most and Waldviertel were hardest hit. According to EVN spokesman Stefan Zach, the situation relaxed somewhat in the afternoon. In the Waldviertel, the storm also called the Lower Austria road service. About 100 employees moved out. Dozens of fire service operations have also been reported. The Franz-Josefs-Bahn was “” closed “” due to storm damage in the Göpfritz – Ceske Velenice section, reported the ÖBB on its website. At the Pürbach train station, a tree had fallen into the overhead line, said Christopher Seif from the Federal Railways. According to Franz Resperger, the set was evacuated by the Lower Austria fire brigade command. There were no injuries. According to Seif, there were 20 passengers on the train. The ÖBB set up a replacement rail service for the blocked route section.

Numerous parks in Vienna closed

In Vienna – as in the previous week because of the storm “” Petra “” – numerous parks were closed again. 60 urban facilities alone, including the Prater Hauptallee, the Donaupark or the Türkenschanzpark, were closed, and at least another 160 were provided with a barrier tape. The Lainzer Tiergarten was also not accessible. The federal gardens in turn sealed off the Augarten, the Belvedere Gardens, the Burg and Volksgarten and the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. The zoo also closed its doors in the morning. Ice skating was not possible at the Wiener Eistraum on Rathausplatz at least until 5 p.m. The 31 cancellations at Vienna Airport in Schwechat, which were reported in the morning, increased to 44 during the day, with 20 departures and 24 arrivals of over 600 planned flights being reported.

© APA / Herbert Neubauer

In the northwestern parts of the country, the wind will pick up again on Tuesday, but the peaks will only be 60 to 90 km / h. However, the current ZAMG forecast has again forecast the maximum warning level in northern Tyrol and Vorarlberg. The question “” Ciara “” or “” Sabine “” does not arise for ZAMG, by the way, they do without such designations. Behind the name “” Sabine “” is the Institute for Meteorology FU Berlin, the current godmother is a certain Sabine Kaufmann. The name “Ciara”, however, was given by the British weather service.

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With wind speeds of sometimes more than a hundred kilometers per hour, the storm “” Sabine “” swept over large parts of Austria. The consequences are relatively minor.

The consequences of the storm depression “” Sabine “” aka “” Ciara “” turned out to be relatively minor in Austria compared to many northern European countries. No one was harmed, but peaks of 100 km / h and above caused property damage and numerous fire brigade operations in Lower and Upper Austria, Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Thousands of power outages were reported from the two eastern federal states.

Highest warning level for four federal states

The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) announced the highest of four warning levels for the north-western parts of the four federal states, in the mountains gale-force gusts of over 120 km / h, the ZAMG peak value was measured at the Feuerkogel in Upper Austria at 149 km / h , on the Tiroler Brunnenkogel it was 147.6 km / h. In Tyrol, the storm situation remained rather calm until Monday afternoon. A total of around 30 missions were recorded, the majority of which concerned fallen trees on state and local roads, according to the Tyrolean control center.

© APA / Fotokerschi.at / Kerschbaummayr Fallen trees in Upper Austria

In the afternoon one also had to deal with isolated covered houses and damage to chimneys – especially in the Reutte district. The other minor damage spread across the entire country. However, several lifts in the state remained closed on Monday due to the weather conditions – including those on the Pitztal and Stubai glaciers, on the Innsbrucker Patscherkofel and in the Axamer Lizum.

Vorarlberg fire brigade in constant use

The Vorarlberg fire brigade had a lot more to do. By 3:30 p.m. there were 101 alarms at the rescue and fire brigade control center (RFL). The majority of the cases involved relocated roads and covered roofs, and nobody was injured. The fire brigade had to deploy more and more in the area between Dornbirn and Bregenz and in the Bregenz Forest from 10 a.m., and in the afternoon the situation calmed down. According to measurements by the Central Institute for Geodynamics and Meteorology (ZAMG), gusts of wind reached speeds of over 100 km / h, for example in Sulzberg in the far north of the Bregenzerwald. At lunchtime on Lake Constance the speed was 99 km / h, in Bregenz 74 km / h. Numerous lifts and cable cars stood still in the ski areas. On the Arlberg, only 24 of 88 lifts were in operation, in the Silvretta Montafon ski area four of 35.

© APA / Dietmar Stiplovsek A gust of wind lifts the water on Lake Constance over the jetty

In Upper Austria, the storm spread to the entire northern half of the state during the day. Several bus and train lines were closed in the Mühlviertel, and individual bus lines were also blocked in Linz. Long-distance traffic to Ceske Budejovice was interrupted. 30,000 households were temporarily without electricity. The power failure in Rainbach im Innkreis was particularly dramatic, where a woman could no longer be supplied with electricity from her medical equipment, which is why the fire brigade came to her aid with an emergency generator.

Six people freed from cars

Also in Rainbach, six people who were trapped in cars because of fallen trees were freed. In Haslach (Rohrbach district), the occupants of eight vehicles were in the same predicament, in Piberschlag (Rohrbach district) an ambulance vehicle. In Münzkirchen (Schärding district) a bus was blown off the road. In Vorder Weißenbach (Urfahr-Umgebung district) a tree fell on a gas tank standing outdoors and tore off the safety valve. The operating company resealed the tank. By the afternoon, around 3,900 firefighters had deployed across the state for almost 965 missions. Seven schools closed early so that the children could go home safely.

© APA / FF Pürbach At the Pürbach train station, a tree fell into the overhead line

Around 5,000 households in Lower Austria were without electricity. The Most and Waldviertel were hardest hit. According to EVN spokesman Stefan Zach, the situation relaxed somewhat in the afternoon. In the Waldviertel, the storm also called the Lower Austria road service. About 100 employees moved out. Dozens of fire service operations have also been reported. The Franz-Josefs-Bahn was “” closed “” due to storm damage in the Göpfritz – Ceske Velenice section, reported the ÖBB on its website. At the Pürbach train station, a tree had fallen into the overhead line, said Christopher Seif from the Federal Railways. According to Franz Resperger, the set was evacuated by the Lower Austria fire brigade command. There were no injuries. According to Seif, there were 20 passengers on the train. The ÖBB set up a replacement rail service for the blocked route section.

Numerous parks in Vienna closed

In Vienna – as in the previous week because of the storm “” Petra “” – numerous parks were closed again. 60 urban facilities alone, including the Prater Hauptallee, the Donaupark or the Türkenschanzpark, were closed, and at least another 160 were provided with a barrier tape. The Lainzer Tiergarten was also not accessible. The federal gardens in turn sealed off the Augarten, the Belvedere Gardens, the Burg and Volksgarten and the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. The zoo also closed its doors in the morning. Ice skating was not possible at the Wiener Eistraum on Rathausplatz at least until 5 p.m. The 31 cancellations at Vienna Airport in Schwechat, which were reported in the morning, increased to 44 during the day, with 20 departures and 24 arrivals of over 600 planned flights being reported.

© APA / Herbert Neubauer

In the northwestern parts of the country, the wind will pick up again on Tuesday, but the peaks will only be 60 to 90 km / h. However, the current ZAMG forecast has again forecast the maximum warning level in northern Tyrol and Vorarlberg. The question “” Ciara “” or “” Sabine “” does not arise for ZAMG, by the way, they do without such designations. Behind the name “” Sabine “” is the Institute for Meteorology FU Berlin, the current godmother is a certain Sabine Kaufmann. The name “Ciara”, however, was given by the British weather service.

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With wind speeds of sometimes more than a hundred kilometers per hour, the storm “” Sabine “” swept over large parts of Austria. The consequences are relatively minor.

The consequences of the storm depression “” Sabine “” aka “” Ciara “” turned out to be relatively minor in Austria compared to many northern European countries. No one was harmed, but peaks of 100 km / h and above caused property damage and numerous fire brigade operations in Lower and Upper Austria, Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Thousands of power outages were reported from the two eastern federal states.

Highest warning level for four federal states

The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) announced the highest of four warning levels for the north-western parts of the four federal states, in the mountains gale-force gusts of over 120 km / h, the ZAMG peak value was measured at the Feuerkogel in Upper Austria at 149 km / h , on the Tiroler Brunnenkogel it was 147.6 km / h. In Tyrol, the storm situation remained rather calm until Monday afternoon. A total of around 30 missions were recorded, the majority of which concerned fallen trees on state and local roads, according to the Tyrolean control center.

© APA / Fotokerschi.at / Kerschbaummayr Fallen trees in Upper Austria

In the afternoon one also had to deal with isolated covered houses and damage to chimneys – especially in the Reutte district.

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