Several regions in Switzerland were hit by a severe storm

Merida, Yucatan. A large area of ​​the financial center in Zurich, Switzerland, was hit on Monday night by a heavy rainstorm and winds that caused various damages, in addition to stopping services such as public transportation and electricity.

Sides of fallen trees that damaged cars and closed roads due to strong winds caused by a storm in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.- (EFE/EPA/Ennio Leanza)
Demonstrations of fallen trees that damaged cars and closed roads due to strong winds caused by a storm in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.- (EFE/EPA/Walter Bieri)
Sides of fallen trees that damaged cars and closed roads due to strong winds caused by a storm in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.- (EFE/EPA/Ennio Leanza)
Demonstrations of fallen trees that damaged cars and closed roads due to strong winds caused by a storm in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.- (EFE/EPA/Walter Bieri)
Sides of fallen trees that damaged cars and closed roads due to strong winds caused by a storm in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.- (EFE/EPA/Tomas Kadlcik)
Sides of fallen trees that damaged cars and closed roads due to strong winds caused by a storm in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.- (EFE/EPA/Ennio Leanza)
Sides of fallen trees that damaged cars and closed roads due to strong winds caused by a storm in Zurich, Switzerland, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.- (EFE/EPA/Ennio Leanza)


Wind gusts of more than 100 kilometers per hour caused trees to fall even on parked cars and obstructed roads.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, rain continued in some areas, and due to falling trees, rail traffic was temporarily suspended.

Vaud authorities have alerted residents to take precautions and avoid going into the forest, as well as streams and rivers.

The police received numerous calls for help and also reported that mudslides and mudslides were recorded in several places.

Floods closed roads

The Zurich authorities reported flooding in different areas, and also indicated that several roads were impassable due to falling trees.

Public transport in Zurich was disrupted this morning due to road logging and power outages due to the storm.

By Tuesday afternoon, most services had been restarted.

The authorities expect continued rain in the Hauts-Vais, Chablis region. They also reported that they had opened a line for emergency reports.

In Geneva, access to the Arve was blocked and refugee camps were evacuated.

In the canton of Jura, heavy rains caused various damages and firefighters carried out at least 80 relief operations.

The roads between Alle and Fregiécourt were closed, as well as Bonfol. The authorities warn of the danger of overtaking the Dobbs family.

In Bern, it rains and hails. Local police received at least 60 calls to warn of various problems and malfunctions, mainly due to building floods.

In Locarno, high winds destroyed hangars at the airport, and even some small planes capsized.

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