One dead after severe rainfall causes flooding in southern Austria

Euronews says AUTHORITIES in Austria have declared a civil emergency after mudslides cut off several villages from rescue services, while at least one person died after heavy rainfall caused flooding in the southern state of Carinthia.

1 dead after severe rainfall causes flooding in southern Austria

Euronews says AUTHORITIES in Austria have declared a civil emergency after mudslides cut off several villages from rescue services, while at least one person died after heavy rainfall caused flooding in the southern state of Carinthia.

Residents of the villages of Treffen and Arriach were told to seek safety in the upper levels of their houses, according to public broadcaster ORF. 

Several people had to be airlifted to safety by helicopter, while the body of an 82-year-old man was found in a swollen creek on Wednesday afternoon.

Treffen Mayor Gerald Ebner said 20 homes and farms could not be reached by rescue teams.

A car driver who had earlier been reported missing “managed to reach a safe place,” authorities have said.

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https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/29/one-dead-after-severe-rainfall-causes-flooding-in-southern-austria

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