Tense weather conditions in Bavaria and in the Austrian Tyrol: According to the flood news service, residents living near the Inn in Bavaria in particular have to prepare for flooding. A corresponding warning for built-up areas applies to the districts of Mühldorf am Inn and Rosenheim as well as the city of Rosenheim. It is said that in Wasserburg am Inn even the highest reporting level four can be reached. According to witness reports, the situation there is currently relatively relaxed. The rain has stopped.

However, further rain is expected throughout the Alps, with rising water levels on the Iller in Kempten, on the Isar and on the Loisach. Reporting level one is expected here.

First floods in Rosenheim

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 is not expected to decrease until Wednesday night.

Heavy rainfall in Tyrol

In the Austrian state of Tyrol, too, heavy rainfall has 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 carries enormous masses of water. A total of around 4,000 firefighters are on duty. In many places there have been local flooding and traffic disruptions, 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.