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In this June 7, 2016 photo a vortex moves over buildings in Hamburg, northern Germany. Several houses were damaged and trees toppled when Hamburg was hit by heavy wind and rain. (Monika Zucker/dpa via AP)

(Bloomberg) – A tornado tore through the northeast of Hamburg on Tuesday evening, blowing off the roofs of several buildings, uprooting dozens of trees and damaging cars and a power line as storms that have raged across Europe this month continued to reap destruction.

More than 1,000 firefighters, police and other emergency personnel worked from the evening hours until early on Wednesday to clear fallen trees and roof tiles off the streets and eliminate hazards at more than 250 sites along the twister’s 500-meter (1,640-foot) path through the city, which is home to Germany’s biggest port.

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