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19 nov. 2019 | 14h26 UTC

Austria: Heavy snowfall and mudslides reported in southern Austria November 19

Austria Alerte de sécurité

Significant snowfall and associated mudslides reported in southern Austria November 19; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 19/11/2019, 12h00 until 22/11/2019, 11h59 (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Austria, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Bad Gastein, Gurktal

Event

As of Tuesday, November 19, Austria is experiencing heavy snowfall resulting in flooding and mudslides. The most affected areas are located in southern Austria where several train services have been canceled and 1700 homes deprived of electricity. One mudslide killed one person in Bad Kleinkirchheim (southern Austria) and two women were reported injured due to another mudslide in Bad Gastein, south of Salzburg. In Gurktal (Carinthia region), 70 firefighters also evacuated residents as a result of the Gurk river overflow. Authorities have launched rescue operations through southern Austria to watch for potential avalanches and assist affected villages.

Transportation disruptions including road closures are likely in the region. .

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid unnecessary travel, maintain flexible itineraries, and anticipate transportation disruptions (including flight and rail delays and cancelations), as well as power outages and telecommunications disruptions.

 

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