Alpár Kató | Dec 8, 2018 | 2
Massive storms left huge trails of destruction in Hungary
According to zoom.hu, the Hungarian Disaster Control Service was alarmed more than 3,700 times in the last few days among which 140 cases reported the damages of buildings.
Throughout the country, as the Hungarian National Directorate General for Disaster Management reported MTI, the stormy wind caused huge destruction and personal injuries.
In most cases, it were broken tree branches and fallen trees that caused problems, but in 2 cases, some passengers were also injured when the nearby trees fell onto their cars.
Zoom. hu also reported that in Budafok, a 40-year-old man was severely injured and had to be rescued by the ambulance after a tree had fallen onto him. During the storm, more than 140 alarms arrived to the Hungarian National Directorate General for Disaster Management about damages of buildings where in the majority of the cases, roof structures got extremely damaged. Most of the alarms came from Somogy, Fejér, Bács-Kiskun and Pest county and also from Budapest.
Due to the destructive storm, power lines were blown down and electric blackouts still affect around 83 Hungarian settlements. In these villages and towns, police officers are responsible for the supervision of order until the service of electricity gets restored. The damages caused by the storms are mostly taken care of by now, but firefighters are still working in the capital, in Pest and Bács-Kiskun county to repair the damages.
Moreover, for early morning, the rail transportation also got restored and now, the trains operate following their normal schedule.
Strong wind to come
The Hungarian Meteorological Service reported on Monday that in the following days,
the estimated windstorm speeds can reach 60-70 km/h.
In the morning, Northern Transdanubia and Jász-Nagykun county, later, in the afternoon Pest county should expect extremely powerful gust of wind.
Due to the turbulent windstorm, the Meteorological Service issues Severe Warnings to alert communities of the threat of the more serious storms in Pest, Fejér, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county. According to the weather forecast, on Monday, there can still be showers apart from the sunny weather. Furthermore, it might happen that in the mountains, locals could expect a snow flurry a bit earlier than the calendar winter starts.
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