On Thursday afternoon thunderstorms over Trier have not only brought a lot of rain but also caused major material damages. No one was harmed.
According to the city of Trier, 37 litres (per m2) of rain have fallen within one hour on Thursday afternoon. As a result several basements have been flooded in Trier and in its surroundings. Trees have fallen on cars and a house.
Roads have been flooded because of the rain and needed to be closed off for some time. Railway services also encountered problems. It was not only torrential rain falling from the heavens, as hail was also reported..
In Zurlauben a man was trapped in a basement that risked flooding. Trier's firemen were able to rescue him from this unfortunate situation, and he suffered no injuries.