LRin Mair urges continued caution

The second-highest alert level (“orange”) in North Tyrol until Monday morning is a storm warning

  • Be especially careful with the Easter fire Or. Aim shooting
  • About 110 fire brigade operations since yesterday Friday
  • L 210 Hechtseestrasse is temporarily closed

A storm warning of the second-highest warning level (“Orange”) issued by Geosphere Austria for all of Tyrol – except East Tyrol – remains in effect until Monday morning. In North Tyrol, expect gales and gusts of 60 to 80 km/h; Typical phone valleys have peaks of 100 km/h. Cyclone-like winds of up to 120 kmph are likely to hit the mountains.

State Security Councillor Astrid Mair The Tyrolean appeals to people to continue to exercise caution: “The Easter holidays invite you to go on excursions or do outdoor activities. However, stay in forests, trails or parks should be avoided due to strong storms. Given the wind speeds forecast until Monday morning, I appeal to Tyroleans to take the state's recommendations for action seriously and follow them.

Easter fire calls for particular caution

Be especially cautious this weekend about the Easter fire LRInside Mair adds: “Even small ignition sources can have dramatic effects due to partially dry soil and storms and lead to dangerous wildfires. This year's Easter bushfires require particular caution – particularly because of the wind which can cause fires to spread relatively quickly and lead to large-scale blazes.” Or. Intended fire must be reported to Tyrol control center in advance.

Temporary closure of L 210 Hechtseestraße

Due to strong winds, trees were uprooted and stones were loosened in the area of ​​L 210 Hechtseestrasse, which is why the state road was temporarily closed after the advice of the state geological department. Tomorrow, Sunday morning, an assessment of the situation will be carried out by the state geological department in Kufstein and the responsible road maintenance department. When the road can be opened for traffic will be decided tomorrow as a result of local inspection by experts.

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Thanks to the emergency services

Since yesterday, Friday, Tyrol's fire department has been called to a total of more than 110 tasks. “The current weather conditions demand the emergency services of Tyrol. Many of them were on duty yesterday, sometimes until the evening and night, to remove fallen trees from the streets or restore supply disruptions. I would like to thank the emergency services of all emergency organizations and the Tinetz emergency troops for their commitment. “For their quick and With professional efforts, they ensure that the damage is repaired quickly and for the safety of the Tyrolean people,” says Thanks LRInside Mair with all helping hands.

Recommendations for action in the event of a storm

  • Avoid forests, parks and paths!
  • Reduce your speed in traffic, avoid overtaking maneuvers and keep your distance!
  • Don't park near trees!
  • Limit outdoor activities!
  • Secure outdoor items that move in good time (eg party tents, trampolines or garden furniture); Strollers fall off easily!
  • Expect significantly higher storm peaks in the mountains!
  • Expect limited lift operations in ski areas!
  • Expect moderate snowfall in the mountains!
  • Plan for road, rail and air travel delays!

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