Large hail eggs smashed hundreds of cars
The storm on Monday night damaged about 350 cars and house roofs and facades. Particularly affected were vehicles of Hiddensee tourists. Even animals were killed.
A storm with large hailstones up to hen's egg
has damaged on Monday night in Schaprode on the Isle of Rügen according to initial estimates of around 350 cars. "The hail damaged windows, rear lights and mirrors and hit bumps in the body," the harbor master Detlef Gögge said on Tuesday.
The damaged cars were primarily from Hiddensee-travelers. The tourists have to park their vehicles in Schaprode because Hiddensee - the little sister island of Rügen - is car-free. "There is no car that has taken no harm."
According to Gögges the storm moved up to seven centimeter-sized hailstones (2,76 inch)
against 5 PM on Monday about the place and left a big mess. Roofs and facades of houses were damaged and awnings of boats.
People were not injured. But some ducks and chickens are accorded to Gögge killed in hail. "After ten minutes it was all over." The employees of the port and tourist Rügen GmbH began on Tuesday to document the damage for the insurance.