State of emergency in frankfurt: tens of thousands of residents must leave their homes early sunday morning because of what is expected to be the largest evacuation in german post-war history.
The evacuation of a world war II stowaway weighing several tons in frankfurt’s westend is scheduled to begin at 6 a.M.00 a.M., as officials said on thursday. Against 8.At 00 o’clock, the exclusion zone within a radius of 1.5 kilometers around the bomb’s location is supposed to be deserted. At least 60.000 residents must be brought to safety, according to the authorities; on wednesday, up to 70 people were expected to be affected.000 people talk.
Thousands of helpers will be on duty. Among other things, two hospitals, including the largest maternity ward in hesse, and 20 old people’s homes are to be razed. Planned operations to be postponed. The headquarters of the deutsche bundesbank, the frankfurt police headquarters and the headquarters of the hessian broadcasting company are also located in the restricted zone. Only about 20.00 a.M. Residents can return to their homes according to plans. "That’s quite a logistical challenge," said a city representative.
The roughest evacuation of the post-war period so far was a bomb disposal in augsburg at the end of 2016. At that time, about 54.000 people leave their homes. In may 2017, about 50 new students were hired in hanover.000 residents taken to safety as three bombs defused.
The 1.8-ton aerial mine in frankfurt currently poses no danger, according to an assessment by the explosive ordnance disposal service. It was found on tuesday in the area of a construction site near goethe university. Frankfurt’s police chief gerhard bereswill said that the defusing alone would take an estimated four hours.
The police will check beforehand whether all residents have really left their homes. Among other things, a helicopter is to be used for this purpose. "We are using all the means at our disposal."Those who refuse will be forcibly removed from the exclusion zone if necessary".
The decarbonization will also affect local traffic. Subway and bus lines in particular will be interrupted or discontinued. Long distance traffic should not be affected. The airspace above the site where the bomb was found will be closed off. However, the impact on arriving or departing aircraft at frankfurt airport, the largest in germany, is not yet clear. Planes cross the area above the bomb site only when the wind blows from the east.