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29 Jan 2020 | 01:23 AM UTC

Germany: At least one fatality following Storm Lolita across southern Germany January 29 /update 1

One person has died in Neuenburg am Rhein following the passage of Storm Lolita as of January 29; strong wind, significant weather, and associated disruptions expected



Police in Freiburg reportedly confirmed the death of at least one person in Neuenburg am Rhein as of Wednesday, January 29, due to Storm Lolita. The individual died in a crane accident caused by strong winds. Several other people across southern Germany were also reportedly injured by the storm. The German weather service issued orange weather warnings (second-lowest on a four-tier scale) at 07:45 (local time) on Wednesday, warning of continued significant weather conditions.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours.


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to consult local sources to keep abreast of weather alerts, confirm travel reservations and road conditions before heading out, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.