(Photo: DPA) The Old Testament-like weather that has surged through Germany over the past weeks showed no signs of abating Thursday night. Lightening, thunder, heavy rain and hail pelted much of the country, as emergency crews worked through the night to minimize the damage.
Just as Germans were recovering from massive flooding and a scorching heat wave that caused parts of the autobahn to explode, much of the country was pounded with lightening, thunder and heavy rain on Thursday night. Basements and streets were flooded, and several people were injured by falling trees and branches, some severely. Train traffic was interrupted due to damaged overhead power lines and blocked tracks. The storms calmed down later in the night.
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