Widespread damage after Storm Emellinde hits Germany

Widespread damage after Storm Emellinde hits Germany

At least one person has been killed and more than 50 were injured on May 20, 2022, when a violent storm named ‘Emmelinde” hit Germany, spawning several tornadoes and leaving widespread damage.

Severe floods hit Germany again, destructive tornado in Lower Saxony

Severe floods hit Germany again, destructive tornado in Lower Saxony

A new round of heavy rains hit Germany and Austria on August 16 and 17, 2021, causing severe floods and landslides and spawning at least one destructive tornado. One person was killed and another is still missing in Germany after sudden floods swept them away off a…

Strong tornado hits Bocholt, Germany, causing significant damage

Strong tornado hits Bocholt, Germany, causing significant damage

Authorities suspect a tornado hit the city of Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany late June 4, 2019, causing significant damage. Another round of severe thunderstorms is expected today. Severe thunderstorms swept over parts of France, Benelux and Germany on…

Destructive tornado hits Roetgen, Germany

Destructive tornado hits Roetgen, Germany

A destructive tornado hit the town of Roetgen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on March 13, 2019. Around 35 homes and 2 warehouses were damaged and 5 people injured. Roetgen Mayor Jorma Klauss said the wind blew the top floors from two of the houses in the town of 8…

Tornado leaves a trail of destruction, two injured in western Germany

Tornado leaves a trail of destruction, two injured in western Germany

A rare tornado for this part of the world swept through a populated area in western Germany on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and 2 people injured. The storm that produced the tornado also dropped large hail on the region. The tornado formed…

Early season tornado near Würzburg, Germany

Early season tornado near Würzburg, Germany

A single small cell produced an early season tornado near Würzburg, Germany on March 9, 2017. Pictures and videos of this rather photogenic twister soon started circulating social media. According to local police reports, the tornado destroyed a lot in the…

Tornado sweeps through Hamburg, Germany

Tornado sweeps through Hamburg, Germany

A powerful tornado has swept through the northeast Hamburg late Tuesday, June 7, 2016, blowing off the roofs of buildings, uprooting more than 50 trees, damaging cars and disrupting power supply. This is just one of many severe weather events in Germany over the…

A rare sight: Twin tornadoes form in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

A rare sight: Twin tornadoes form in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

After severe thunderstorms and flooding that hit southern Germany last week, a rare weather phenomenon for Germany was observed and recorded in the country's north. On June 5, 2016, residents of Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost of the 16 states of Germany,…