Heavy rain and hail storms battered North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday, leaving several towns and cities such as Dusseldorf, Wuppertal and Aachen completely flooded. In Dusseldorf, the water and wind uprooted trees, with the emergency services reportedly registering a total of 187 'weather-related incidents.' Lightning could also be seen striking residential areas. According to local media, the... Еще roof of a petrol station and a university building in Wuppertal both collapsed due to the rain. «The entire city was under water,» the German Meteorological Office said. In Aachen, the fire brigade received more than 100 emergency calls.