2017-08-06: Severe weather and heavy rainfalls hit Grossarl Valley, south of St. Johann im Pongau, on Sunday (06 August). Several landslides were caused, the connecting street out of the valley was blocked. The village Grossarl was temporarily cut of from the outside world. The river Ache also overflowed it banks and partially flooded the village. There were no reports on any victims, but multiple people had to be evacuated by helicopters. Multiple people moved to emergency shelters, including many tourists.
Further rainfalls are expected. Traffic disruptions are still to be expected, floods and landslides are possible. Travellers should exercise heightened caution, especially near rivers and mountainslopes, and follow instructions by authorities.