Hail damage after a storm near Zirl


Heavy rain and hail fell in the Zirl region of Tyrol on Thursday evening. According to the data of the Austrian insurance against hail, damage to agriculture was caused in the amount of 350,000 euros. 1,200 hectares were affected by the storm.

Salad damaged by hail


A damaged lettuce field in Ranggen

Hail damage was mainly in the areas of Ranggen, Inzing, Zirl and the Seefeld plateau, according to Norbert Jordan of the Austrian hail insurance company Tyrol. On this territory, crops of lettuce or radishes were partly completely destroyed. Now the plants need to be processed.

Corn, fruit, grain, potatoes and pastures were also damaged, according to hail insurance. Heavy rain and light hail fell in the Kematen and Fels area, which also damaged sensitive crops.

Landslide in Tirolerstrasse area

Due to the heavy rainfall, a landslide occurred in a short time on the Tiroler Straße near Zirl (Innsbruck-Land district). Kössener Straße was also moved after the landslide.

Around 6:45 p.m., heavy rain alternated with hail in Zirla. Between Zirl and the village of Eigenhofen, the slope began to slide and brought the Tyrolean federal highway B171 to the level of the substation. Schlossbach in Zirla also noticeably swelled. The main road had to be closed, according to current information, no one was injured.

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White fields in Leyten

The hail was not only in Zirl, but also in Leiten, which belongs to Reith bei Seefeld. Small mudflows formed here, and the fields were white because they were covered by hail.

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A landslide was also reported near St. Johann in Tyrol in the lowlands. Kössener Strasse is currently closed.

Firefighters are working on the road, examining the landslide

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On Friday morning, we inspect the slope, then decide how to proceed.

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