The volunteers in the Glemmtal have been clearing the rubble and checking the damage since Friday morning. Fire brigades from other communities in the Pinzgau district were asked for support. Now the land geologist from the police helicopter is being investigated further from the situation. It is also about whether the road to the Saalbacher district of Hinterglemm still exists. 200 to 300 residents and guests must be stuck in Hinterglemm. Maybe they should be flown in during the day, the armed forces said.
So far no reports of the dead, injured
There are no reports of injuries, deaths or missing persons across the country. From the side valleys and mountain gorges of the Glemmtal large numbers of water layers penetrated the upper reaches of the Saalach, according to the management of the fire brigade. This also passed at Saalbach. According to district fire brigade commander Franz Fritzenwanger, the village of Hinterglemm is hit hard: "From Hinterglemm to Talschluss the road is partly washed away or spilled by mudflows.After an initial assessment it should not be passable for several days."
For Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the neighboring municipalities of Viehhofen and Maishofen, the civil protection alarm was activated on Thursday evening. In the three communities many basements and underground garages were flooded. Although the pumping and clean-up was started immediately, he expected that many operations could only be completed on Friday, according to the head of Saalbach's fire department. The Bezirkshauptmannschaft Zell am See and the emergency services set up a command staff.
Inserts also in Leogang and Zell am See
At 21.30 hours the level of the Saalach was reduced again, according to the district fire brigade heads, the precipitation also fell. The civil protection warning remained provisionally upright. For weather-related operations, the fire stations had to relocate in Leogang and Zell See.
Much to do in other parts of the country
Also in the city of Salzburg and Flachgau (Bergheim, Wals-Siezenheim and Schleedorf), cellars and underpasses were under water, said a member of the state fire brigade commander & # 39; s. In the capital of the state alone, the professional fire service has 22 missions.
ORF / Peter-Paul Hahnl
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