Overall Green alert Flood
in Austria, Germany

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100966
Death: 2
Displaced: 135
Countries: Austria, Germany
From - To 17 Jul - 19 Jul


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Southern Germany and Austria, July 2021Heavy rain in border areas between southern Germany and Austria caused flash floods, rivers to break banks and mudslides. The worst affected areas in Germany were in the district of Berchtesgadener Land in the state of Bavaria, which declared a state of emergency. 1 person died and at least 135 people were evacuated. As of 19 July, Hochwassernachrichtendienst Bayern reported levels of the Danube (Donau) were high in Passau further north in Neuburg an der Donau. In Austria, flash floods caused severe damage in Hallein in the state of Salzburg. Flooding was also reported in Kufstein in the province of Tyrol. Note: For ease and clarity, this is reported as a separate flood event to the floods in western Germany 14 to 16 July 2021.Mon 19 Jul 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),