Due to a hurricane warning, today's lessons will end after the 4th period!
So rang the message from our headmaster Dr. Thomas Häntsch
on 18 January 2007, as the heavy hurricane "Kyrill" blew across Germany
and Göttingen, throwing the population into a state of fright and
shock. This happened for a reason: "Kyrill" is deemed to be the
heaviest storm within the last 10 years. Across Germany devestating
damage running into millions was caused and 11 lives were claimed. In
north-eastern Germany around 110,000 homes were left without power,
which according to E.ON-edis AG and Wemag in Fürstenwalde, was due
to damaged power masts. Even in Göttingen there was considerable
On the image you can see, that our weather station at the FKG recorded
a gust wind of 93,4 km/h at 21:14; that was a hurricane force wind!!!
Our FKG was also affected by 'Kyrill'
Two roof tiles were ripped off the roof of our school building here by 'Kyrill'