Extreme weather conditions are dangerous and increasingly cause major damage, even in our latitudes. These include strong storms, violent thunderstorms, snow chaos or heavy rain.

Very often, storms and thunderstorms are announced by the weather services several days in advance so that people can prepare for them. However, the sometimes very localized effects and damage can be very different.

A very large danger exists with thunderstorms above all by falling or falling trees, branches or objects. Therefore, it is best to stay at home for your own protection.

It is therefore advisable to regularly check the current weather situation, for example on the website of the German Weather Service (DWD). Many apps also send alerts to your cell phone for a wide variety of weather events.

Find out in what way you can prepare yourself and how to behave correctly in the event of severe weather.