Foreign Affairs
Watch: Austria also affected by floods – two men rescue woman trapped in rising waters

Following last week’s flooding in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, even Austria was affected by the floods which suddenly struck parts of Western Europe.

Various parts of Austria were affected by extreme weather during the past hours, especially in the town of Hallein in Salzburg where many residents were evacuated from their homes.

Video footages filmed by residents themselves show the devastation caused by  the floods in Hallein, with two men risking their lives while confonting the flowing water to rescue a woman trapped in the middle of a road.

The number of the flooding victims in Western Europe has risen to 180 persons, while no deaths were reported until now in Austria.

Metereologists in Europe blame climate change as the major cause of the record rainfall in the continent.