Tense weather conditions in Bavaria and in the Austrian Tyrol: According to the flood news service, residents near the Inn in Bavaria in particular had to prepare for flooding on Monday evening. A corresponding warning for built-up areas was issued for the districts of Mühldorf am Inn and Rosenheim as well as for the city of Rosenheim. In Wasserburg am Inn even the highest reporting level four can be reached, it said. According to a witness report, the situation there was still relatively relaxed in the evening. The rain had eased.
However, further rain was expected in the entire Alpine region, with rising water levels on the Iller in Kempten, on the Isar and on the Loisach. Reporting level one was expected here.
According to the city administration, bicycle paths and sidewalks near Mangfall and Inn were already flooded in Rosenheim in the afternoon. The water management office there expected in the afternoon that the Inn would reach its peak after midnight. "At the moment we are assuming that the flood situation will be tense but stable," said Rosenheim's Mayor Andreas March (CSU). "However, the situation can change hourly."
Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) wants to get an idea of the bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen districts after the severe storms from the weekend on Tuesday. According to the German Weather Service, the precipitation should only decrease on Wednesday night.
In the Austrian state of Tyrol, too, heavy rainfall led to high water levels in streams and rivers - locally they were higher than they had been in decades. The Ötztal is particularly affected, some communities can no longer be reached, said Prime Minister Anton Mattle (ÖVP) in Innsbruck. In the Zillertal, the Ziller carried enormous masses of water. A total of around 4,000 firefighters were deployed on Monday. In many places there was local flooding and traffic obstructions, including rail traffic.
Thanks to the warnings from meteorologists, Mattle said they were not unprepared. In the provincial capital of Innsbruck, for example, the mobile flood protection wall was installed at an early stage. The bad weather front had pulled away faster than expected, said the head of state. This indicates at least a slight relaxation. "We probably got off lightly." The reservoirs built years ago, which could store the water, were very helpful in this situation.