German news agency DPA reported that on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, a man while trying to protect his property in Joehstadt, in the German state of Saxony, disappeared from the sudden rise of water and is believed to have been swept away. fortress series.
Local firefighters resumed search work this morning.
Also on German soil, in the province of Hof, near the eastern border with the Czech Republic, a disaster alert was issued due to torrential rains, which caused trees to fall and left many areas without electricity.
The German Weather Service (DWD) reported that it rained 80 liters per square meter in this area over a 12-hour period.
In Hagen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, firefighters had to rescue several motorists whose cars were trapped in a flooded underground driveway.
The Netherlands and Belgium “neighbors” have also been affected by bad weather and flooding, according to the Associated Press (AP).
For example, the authorities in the Dutch province of Limburg (south) warn of high flows from several streams and the possibility of the formation of a strong current of water, urging local residents to stay away from these areas.
Boat owners have been advised to avoid the River Maas (which runs through Dutch and Belgian territory) due to the strong currents and debris being washed through the waters.
Also in Switzerland, rising waters in Lake Four Cantons, also known as Lake Lucerne, forced the Swiss authorities to issue the highest level of flood warning.
The heavy rains that were recorded in the country also pushed Lake Pena, also located in central Switzerland, to its maximum capacity, after the flow increased by 60 cm last night, a situation that led to the ban, as a precaution. , from any browsing activity.
According to Spain’s EFE agency, some rivers in northern Switzerland also overflowed due to heavy rainfall.
Heavy rains also cut a stretch of road along the banks of Lake Léman, the largest in Switzerland and which inundates cities such as Geneva and Lausanne.
So far, no casualties were reported in the country following the floods.
Warning notices were issued in different regions of the country, with citizens advised to limit travel and avoid areas near lakes and rivers.