Updated: 10/29/2017 2:23:32 PM
The Berlin Fire Service has declared Sunday a state of emergency due the damage caused by Storm Herwart.
Between 4am and 7am local time, firefighters in the German capital were called out to around 100 incidents related to the storm.
Updated: 10/29/2017 2:21:16 PM
Meteoalarm has issued severe wind warnings for parts of Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic today.
The map above shows large swathes of the rest of Europe are living under orange or yellow warnings as Storm Herwart continues to devastate the continent.
Updated: 10/29/2017 2:20:54 PM
Two people killed in the Czech Republic
One man was killed by a falling tree while walking along a sidewalk, while a woman died after being struck by a branch in a wooded area, according to local media.
Updated: 10/29/2017 2:20:31 PM
The city of Vienna has closed its public parks and gardens today as a precautionary measure, according to Austrian news agency APA.
"At a predicted 120 kmh wind speed, branches can break and trees can fall over," Forest Director Andreas Januskovecz told APA yesterday.
"There is therefore a risk to life in the forest and under trees".
Published Sunday, October 29, 2017
Powerful winds hammered parts of central Europe today, reaching 180kmh in the Czech Republic where two people were killed by falling trees.
The deadly storm knocked out electricity to hundreds of thousand of Czech homes, according to power company CEZ, and caused travel chaos across Germany.
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn was forced to cancel journeys in northern and central Germany today and European meteorological service Meteoalarm has issued red wind warnings for huge swathes of Europe through Sunday.
Storm Herwart Facts
Affected Area: 600 km.
Alert Level: Red