Lightning, gusts of wind and heavy rain: The storm also left its mark in the Eferding district on Friday afternoon. In the district of Puchet, a tree fell on a farm and destroyed part of the roof structure. Goods and feed were stored in the affected building, the fire brigade informed. Part of the roof was destroyed.
Supported by comrades from Alkoven, as well as height rescuers and a crane vehicle, the Hinzenbach fire brigade was able to remove the tree. The tree lay on the roof truss as well as on the adjacent steep slope. “A simple cut would have caused additional damage to the building,” the fire department said.
Since further rain was announced, the hole in the roof was temporarily sealed. “The covering was completed shortly after 7.30 p.m. to the minute. The rescuers who had been brought down by crane had hardly had solid ground again when the sky opened its gates again,” says the fire brigade.