Thursday, July 15, 2021

Dauerregen - Menschen müssen wegen Überflutungen Häuser räumen



 Starkregen hat in Teilen West- und Mitteleuropas schwere Überschwemmungen verursacht. In Deutschland sorgt Tief „Bernd“ vor allem im Westen für Chaos. Zwei Feuerwehrleute sind bei Rettungsarbeiten ertrunken. 


Überflutungen und Chaos nach Starkregen und Unwettern in Deutschland. Besonders betroffen sind Nordrhein-Westfalen und Rheinland-Pfalz. In der Eifel sind Häuser eingestürzt, mehrere Menschen werden vermisst. Zwei Feuerwehrleute starben im Einsatz. Dabei gibt es weiterhin KEINE Entspannung - Regenfronten ziehen in den kommenden Stunden nicht ab - für die Einsatzkräfte gilt in vielen Regionen weiterhin die höchste Alarmstufe.


  1. At least nine people have died in parts of western Germany amid heavy rains and flooding, local police said on Thursday. Some 70 people were missing, many of them after the collapse of six houses in Germany’s western state of Rhineland-Palatinate following hours of torrential rain. About 25 more buildings in the Schuld region were at the risk of caving in, local police said.

    Heavy rains lashed western Germany on Wednesday, causing massive property damage and prompting mass evacuations. Several motorways were closed. Rhineland-Palatinate’s Vulkaneifel district was forced to declare a state of emergency as several areas were not accessible due to the torrential rain. "The situation is very serious, we have many flooded roads and villages that are no longer accessible," District Administrator Julia Gieseking said from the town of Daun late Wednesday. She said the state of emergency would allow the military to join relief efforts. The German Army sent over 230 soldiers and heavy machinery to help clear streets affected by flooding.

  2. ELEVEN people are dead and up to 70 people are missing when homes collapsed during intense flooding in Germany.

    The homes came down in Rhineland-Palatinate in the north-west of the country last night and the dead included two firefighters who drowned.

    Two firefighters drowned while trying to save those left stranded by the floods.

    At least four are dead and as many as 25 more homes in the Schuld bei Adenau district are reportedly in danger of suddenly collapsing, while six have already crumbled, local police said Thursday morning.

    Victims' bodies were found scattered in several places.

    A police spokesman in Koblenz said that up to 70 people are missing, Bild reports.

    In Solingen and in the Unna district, two men were found dead in their flooded cellars.

    The situation in the rural area of Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prum has been described as "extremely dangerous".

    A family of five is reportedly stranded in their home while being surrounded by rising water - with rescue attempts proving unsuccessful.

    Homes within a 50-metre radius of the Ahr River have been urgently evacuated.

    Residents were seen climbing onto the roofs of their homes in a desperate attempt to be rescued by helicopters.

    The Germany Weather Service issued an extreme weather warning for three states this week.

    The city of Hagen declared a state of emergency after the banks of the Volme river burst.

    Rail and road transport has been disrupted by the torrential downpours and the flooding.


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