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10 Feb 2020 | 04:47 PM UTC

Germany: Storm Sabine leaves one dead, thousands without power as of February 10 /update 2

Storm Sabine leaves one dead and thousands without power in Germany as of February 10; lingering disruptions to transportation, business, and electricity provision to be expected over the coming hours



Storm Sabine left one person dead in Hesse state and thousands without power across Germany on Monday, February 10, as high winds knocked debris onto roads and railway tracks and downed power lines. Widespread flight and train disruptions were reported in Germany on Monday, and 50,000 homes were reportedly left without power in northern Bavaria state. Falling tree branches left several injured in North Rhine-Westphalia state.

Lingering disruptions to transportation, business, and electricity provision are to be expected in hard-hit areas in Germany over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Germany are advised to monitor local weather forecasts, confirm flight and train reservations, prepare for lingering disruptions to transportation (i.e. delays and cancelations), business, and electricity provision, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.