Heavy Rains Bring Flooding to Hallein, Austria

Waterways in Hallein, Austria, were observed flowing at a rapid pace after torrential rains hit the region on July 17, causing heavy flooding.

This video shows the Salzach River flowing rapidly through Hallein, its water a brownish color.

The mayor of Hallein, Alexander Stangassinger, called the flooding that followed a “disaster," but said that he was proud of how the residents of the town reacted to the emergency.

Across Europe, at least 180 people have been killed by flooding. Credit: Maigrit Susi Bowlen via Storyful

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