Heavy rain paralyzed life in Zurich: Streets turned into a lake, transportation stopped

Heavy rain paralyzed life in Zurich: Streets turned into a lake, transportation stopped



Heavy rain paralyzed life in Zurich: Streets turned into a lake, transportation stopped

In Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, people are having moments due to the record-breaking rainfall that has continued since last night. In the city, where the streets turned into a lake, transportation was stopped in many yen. In the statement made by the Swiss Meteorological Office, it was stated that the rains would continue throughout the country, and the public was warned to stay away from the rivers and lakes.

Switzerland suffered one of the heaviest rainfalls on record, during a storm that caused flooding and disruption to the financial capital of Zurich.
State broadcaster SRF announced that more than 4 centimeters of rain fell in Zurich overnight, and more than 3.1 centimeters in 10 minutes in Waldegg, just outside the city.
These figures are compared to a record 4.11 cm, which fell in 10 minutes in Lausanne during a storm in August 2018.
On the other hand, much of Zurich’s bus and tram network has been halted as fallen trees have blocked lines and some streets have been flooded.
City officials did not provide details on any injuries or deaths.
“I went for a walk early in the morning and the rain didn’t stop. There were huge felled trees at night, it was really scary,” Zurich resident Jessica Adams told Reuters.
On the other hand, in the canton of Valais in southern Switzerland, people were advised to stay away from rivers due to the danger of rising water levels.
The meteorological service announced that more precipitation is expected in the country and that flooding will worsen, especially around lakes and rivers. A landslide warning was also issued.


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