Hohe Tatra - Verwüstet
Posted by: Mischa (IP Logged)
Date: Monday, 22 November 2004 09:47
da es zu wenige Beiträge gibt oder es ruhig wurde, dachte ich schon an neue Beiträge, aber leider kommt jetzt einer hinzu, der nicht hätte sein sollen.
Die Hohe Tatra scheint nahezu komplett zerstört worden sein, ich hatte vers. TV-Berichte gesehen und Zeitung gelesen. Sieht schon schrecklich aus.
Ich hänge einfach mal Berichte dran, die mir ein Freund geschickt hat.
Schade, dass ich nicht letztes Jahr dort, wie geplant, wandern war.
Gusts of Wind on Friday at Mt. Chopok Reached 173 km/hour
BRATISLAVA, November 20, (SITA) -- The devastation of the forest in the High
Tatras National Park (TANAP) by the windstorm that passed across Slovakia on
Friday was caused by a cold front that crossed into Slovakia from the
north-west and brought with it rain and snowfall and in particular strong wind.
In Poprad, gusts of wind measured 123 km/hour, the meteorological station at Mt.
Lomnicky Stit measured gusts of wind of 166 km/hour, and at Mt. Chopok in the
Low Tatras wind speed reached 173 km/hour, Pavel Zahoransky from the
meteorological station at Poprad airport told SITA.
Such strong winds with extensive damages to forests are not quite uncommon in
this area in the autumn and in the spring. In some years, they come quite
regularly. In 1964 wind speeds of 138 km/hour were measured and in 1971 up to
The storm caused vast material damages in the High Tatras National Park (TANAP).
The forest there has virtually disappeared. Damages are in billions of crowns.
The High Tatras National Park as we knew it so far does not exist. The
mountains look entirely different now. Most people speak about a catastrophe of
unseen proportions in the High Tatras National Park.
20.11.2004, 16:44, 0135, ENG-English news
Friday Windstorm Destroys Forest in the High Tatras National Park
BRATISLAVA, November 20, (SITA) -- The windstorm that passed across Slovakia on
Friday has caused immeasurable material damages in the High Tatras National
Park (TANAP). The forest there in are of 50 km long and 2,5 km wide has
virtually disappeared. From the village of
Podbanske on the western edge of the national park to Tatranska Kotlina to the
east, there is a three kilometers wide belt of devastated forest. According to
Milan Koren from the state forestry company in TANAP, the uprooted and broken
trees amount to about two to three million cubic meters of wood, some estimates
even speak of five million cubic meters. Damage to forest property is in
billions of crowns.
The High Tatras National Park as we knew it so far does not exist. The mountains
look entirely different now. Most people speak about a catastrophe of unseen
proportions in the High Tatras National Park. Luckily, there was only one
fatality when a fallen tree crushed a man in his car. The belt of the damaged
forest is clearly visible from the town of Poprad, as are all holiday resorts
and villages on the mountain slopes that until now were hidden by the forest.
The windstorm on Friday lasted from about 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. Roofs of houses,
tree branches, traffic signs were flying though the air, carried away tens and
hundreds of meters. Trees fell like a domino. Landscape of the town of Vysoke
Tatry in TANAP has changed beyond recognition.
(SITA, dp), 200411200135
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