Hamburg Port Authority

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Hamburg Port Authority
Neuer Wandrahm 4 20457 Hamburg

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U1 Meßberg, Busse 6 Bei St. Annen, 111 Am Sandtorkai

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In the area of the port of Hamburg, gun salutes are generally used to warn about 6 hours before a storm surge occurs.
Warnings of storm surges up to 4.50 m above sea level are issued by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH, Tel. 040-3190 3190).
Warnings for storm surges over 4.50 m above sea level are updated and distributed every half hour by the Hamburg Storm Surge Warning Service (WADI) of the Hamburg Port Authority.

You can get storm surge warnings via:

  • Announcement service BSH/WADI from 3.50 m above sea level +49 40 428 99 1111
  • Announcement service WADI from 4.50 m above sea level +49 40 3179 5752

Giving public information:

  • for port residents +49 40 3159-51/-52 (Hamburg Port Authority)
  • The city of Hamburg's citizens' hotline +49 40 428 28 - 0 or 115

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Designation: WHG - law for the regulation of the water balance


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