Copenhagen drowned in torrential rain by cloudburst

July 2, 2011DENMARK – “Copenhagen and Sjaeland were hit by a violent cloudburst with major flooding. More than 5,000 lightning strikes were recorded, according to DMI culled within a few hours, and the sewers have overflowed. DMI announced earlier in the day that would fall between 15 millimeters rain in Sealand and Bornholm in 30 minutes during evenings and at night. Rain provides, among other big problems for traffic, says the Road Directorate. “We have problems primarily in central Copenhagen where manhole lids pops up,” said Majbrit Strojek, duty manager Road Directorate of Traffic Information. “We have flooding in Knippelsbro and Langebro and viaduct at Ryparken Station, where we are going to get blocked the motorway in both directions,” said Majbrit Strojek. “It’s pretty extreme, that we are outside the windows in central Copenhagen has 20 inches of water lying on the roadway,” she says. Majbrit Strojek recommends that motorists in Copenhagen will be indoors. –Politiken.dk   (translated)
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