Sabine storm surge floods Hamburg's fish market.

13.02.2020 - Hamburg's famous fish market (Fischmarkt) flooded on Wednesday once again after storm Sabine caused river Elbe water levels to rise by 2.76 meters above "Mean High Water" level.

The swells are caused by the energy from the storm that followed in the wake of Sabine that has pushed the water against the coast. Such high tides however, are a routine occurrence in Hamburg, and therefore no major damage was done. At all events it is comforting to know that the flood protection barriers in Hamburg - also at the Fish Market - are designed to cope with much higher water levels ...