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post #1 of 19
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For those who have been to Lech am Arlberg this is what there going through right now .

http://www.networld.at/nw1/gen/slide.../aktuell&ads=0
post #2 of 19
Ouch. I will have to call my friends in St. Anton to get more info.
post #3 of 19
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In St Anton theres some damage to the highway near the gas station & some damge to the graveyard.
post #4 of 19
Are you talking about the gas station in the area of the Nasserein? My friends own the San Antonio at the top of Nassereinstr. (It used to double as a kegelbahn/Italian restaurant and hotel). I hope that everything is OK. I wonder whether the bahnhof or any of the shops on Dorfstr. flooded
post #5 of 19
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Yes the Shell garage. Its only the road that is damaged from the river I dont think theres a problem with properties in St Anton
post #6 of 19
How about the Arlberg tunnel?
post #7 of 19
I'm guessing the tunnel is fine. It sits up above the river grade and would probably be unaffected.
post #8 of 19
The little creek that goes through Lech did all that damage?
post #9 of 19
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Just reading some news articles.

this was from 23 August

http://tirol.orf.at/stories/53279/

I ,ll do my best and translate the paragraph on St Anton.

St. Anton/Arlberg
The situation is critical also in the area of St Anton, where mountain brooks carried hundreds cubic meter rubble in the valley
creating heavy mudlsides. In St Anton a deluge of water tore away parts of the federal highway.
The fire-brigade tries to keep the river bed and also the brooks free, so that the water does not into the place (St Anton)


From what I read today about the MAIN Highway (ArlbergStassentunnel)

The highway is now open between 6 & 22hrs but not for Freight.
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
JameDeluxe
There alot of very big mountains around that little creek the water has go somewhere :-) In this case the creek in Lech runs down in the direction of Germany & the Danube which is dangerously high .

Here in The Netherlands we are waiting for the water from Switzerland to flush down the Rhein !!
post #11 of 19
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Few more photos here from the Arlberg (St Anton & Lech)

http://www.networld.at/nw1/gen/slide...&kid=&p os=47
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post #13 of 19
"apocalyptic conditions"
post #14 of 19
What a shame. I wonder what the arlberg/Voralberg will look like (from a resort destination point of view) this year? How long will it take places like the Gasthof Post Hotel to get back together? How did Zuers fare? Prayers!
post #15 of 19
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Your be surprised. They will have everthing cleared up either demoilshed or quickly rebuilt.
They can build Hotels in less than 6 months. The road infrastructure is the more tricky part but for sure it will be priority number 1 to get access roads repaired. I dont think Zurs is affected being quite a bit higher than Lech.
post #16 of 19
Considering You could vacation in Phuket sound a few months after the Tsunami I am sure they will be up and running for this season. That makes it no less tragic for the people affected by this however....

Alfonse
post #17 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanton
Your be surprised. They will have everthing cleared up either demoilshed or quickly rebuilt.
They can build Hotels in less than 6 months. The road infrastructure is the more tricky part but for sure it will be priority number 1 to get access roads repaired. I dont think Zurs is affected being quite a bit higher than Lech.
I hope not. However, isn't St. Anton much lower than Lech? I guess it all depends where the Lech river turns.
post #18 of 19
The planet is a bit ANGRY
post #19 of 19
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here are some aerial of St Anton , Ischgl, Kappl See

http://www.alpinesicherheit.com/bild...005/index.html
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