On Tuesday 5th May an F3 tornado caused extensive damage in the town of Bützow located near Rostock in northern Germany.
Widespread destruction was reported including overturned and damaged cars, uprooted trees and structural damage to buildings. The streets were covered by debris from trees and roof tiles and part of a hospital had to be evacuated due to roof damage. Those affected by the tornado sheltered in two gyms.
In other parts of the country extensive damage was caused by storms including damaging windspeeds and hail. One man was killed in the city of Hamburg after debris hit his car. Several others have also been injured. In Geilenkirchen, north of Aachen, wind speeds up to 119 km/h (74 mph) were recorded.
The damage is said to cost millions of Euros.