5 dead after storm in Central Europe
BERLIN — High winds knocked down trees and caused widespread travel chaos across much of Central Europe on Sunday, leaving five people dead and several injured.
Storm Herwart, whose gusts reached 180 km/h, also caused electricity blackouts in hundreds of thousands of homes in the Czech Republic, Austria and other countries.
Two people died in Poland and two others were killed in the Czech Republic. A 63-year-old camper was swept away in a flash flood and drowned at Jadebusen on Germany’s North Sea coast.