Floods in Europe kill nearly 200 with over 1,000 still missing | DW News

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Prije 8 dana

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting regions of Germany affected by severe flooding that has killed at least 156 people.
The disaster area in Germany spans more than 100 kilometers near the border with the Netherlands and Belgium, where the district of Ahrweiler was the worst hit. A massive clean-up operation is underway as rescue crews search for survivors. More than a thousand people are still missing.
Destruction and debris on every corner
The only sound on the streets: Mud being scraped away, and tractors rumbling through the once picturesque town of Ahrweiler.
In Ahrweiler the water has now subsided and it's only now the true extent of the damage caused by the floods is really coming to light. A lot of people are returning to their homes for the first time."
The scenes are devastating for those returning.
Volunteers, family and friends have travelled far and wide to Ahrweiler to help those affected.
They're here clearing homes, or supplying people with the basics.
Many locals right now want financial help from the state: quickly and with as little red tape as possible.
Further north, in Erftstadt, a donation bank at a school has been overwhelmed with clothes and food.
Some locals evacuated from Erftstadt this week are also being sheltered at the school.
Many feel left in the dark.
For many of those affected, that question could takes weeks, months...if not years to be answered.
While some German towns begin to assess the damage and clean up, others further south are being hit by new flooding. In the southeast, in Saxony, rail lines are closed due to rising waters. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the state of Bavaria. Across the border in Austria, flooding and heavy rains are causing serious damage.
In the town of Hallein, close to the German border, a flash flood has swept through the streets. People living there had already been warned to be careful, and avoid going into their basements.
Other parts of Europe have also been badly affected by the floods. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in southern parts of the Netherlands. And Belgium is also counting the cost: At least 27 people died there. The region around the Meuse river was worst affected by what authorities are calling an "unprecedented" deluge of water.
The floods have receded from the streets of Pepinster - leaving the mud behind. Residents are toiling to reclaim their homes - hoping that the rain holds off. Days of heavy downpours turned this gentle stream into a raging torrent.
Houses along the riverbank overwhelmed by the force of the water. Cars were swept off the roads.
Residents are in shock.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen came to take stock of the damage - and is promising long term help.
Outside assistance is welcome in Pepinster, but the community is pulling together to get through the worst. The water is on its way out. But it will be a long before things get back to normal.

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SereCore Prije 8 sati
How can Anyone find laughter to even rise inside at a time like this?
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zhhjkn okcd Prije 18 sati
اللهم زد وبارك من الامطار الغزيرة على كل منطقة كانت صحراوية وإجعلها مياه وبحيرات كبيرة وضخمة🌧🌧⛈⛈🌈⛈⛈⛈ أللهم إجعل جزيرة ألعرب مروجاً وأنهاراً أللهم إسترجع ألأمطار ألغزيرة في جزيرة ألعرب اللهم عجل فرج وليك العدل المنتظر اللهم اظهر المهدي المنتظر
Toxie Connor
Toxie Connor Prije 20 sati
Where are the videos when the floods was at its fiercest? This video evidently is an aftermath.
Robin inter
Robin inter Prije dan
REMEMBER YOUR JESUS....atheisme,you let the cruch ....Repent your faith...before too late...JESUS LOVE YOU
Ryu Shogun
Ryu Shogun Prije dan
Buying a submarine house!
Con Stratiou
Con Stratiou Prije dan
In these time of disaster especially when the whole world's going through covi-19... My prayers are with you German.. I'll be Praying for the Families...🕊️🕊️🕊️
Afther Hussain
Afther Hussain Prije dan
Fear stilll looing large.....no important step for human safety so far.. .. world leaders BUSY in war sterrgy ....we poor people's life still in risk
Jana Likowski
Jana Likowski Prije dan
Please help and donate, for example to the German Red Cross (DRK), DRK: IBAN: DE63370205000005023307, BIC: BFSWDE33XXX Stichwort (keyword): Hochwasser (flood)
Stephanie Nnadi
Stephanie Nnadi Prije dan
It is good showcasing d damages happening in Europe. In Africa it is no News because we re seen as Animals and should not be bother with the problem they re passing thru. Every day in Nigeria as an example ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE re been killed daily but it is not in the News and INJUSTICE happening and Everyone Kept Mute and turn a blind Eye , it is not Climate Change it is the Wickedness of Europe God is telling them he is the ALPHA AND OMEGA and TECHNOLOGY cannot save them and doing the Right thing will. We better start changing our WAYS
Let Shown Bob Oi
Let Shown Bob Oi Prije 2 dana
try to look a footage from philippine flood you might want to learn something
Jonathan Madz
Jonathan Madz Prije 2 dana
This is terrible 200 dead! Get ready people this could easily happen to any of us be sure you are ready to meet God!
just dev
just dev Prije 2 dana
Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.
bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu Prije 2 dana
Im bulgarian living in Germany i pray for all people who are hurt,missing or dead may Jesus help us all 🙏
Vivian Eleonore
Vivian Eleonore Prije 2 dana
The world needs to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We need to be saved and protected by God. Humanity needs to look for God's salvation.
Adora Tsang
Adora Tsang Prije 2 dana
Heartwarming to see there's no shortage of donation. People all want to help.
Robert Gross
Robert Gross Prije 2 dana
No one should be living next to a river. Always build at least 20 feet above . Our little creek floods here in northern California and everything is above the flood zone. Learn lessons from nature. God is relentless to sinners.
bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu Prije 2 dana
It's scary for Europe
misternan Prije 2 dana
Us: Covid is making us suffer. Earth: Look who's talking??
Anders Valberg
Anders Valberg Prije 3 dana
”The end is near”
Ishu Baba
Ishu Baba Prije 3 dana
We still gonna ignore nature issues: humans.
N B Prije 3 dana
Wow so much conversation and controversy about whether politicians will visit??? And about another seen sharing a moment of light heartedness in the background??? Wow. Honestly that seems quite irrational and just creating unnecessary drama.
N B Prije 3 dana
Honestly I think the world is getting far too crazy because of dramatic and hysterical people on social media
Sugar Dorjkhorloo
Sugar Dorjkhorloo Prije 3 dana
Mongolia has carried out terrorist attacks using coronavirus biological and chemical weapons around the world, killing 4,000,000 people, disrupting the health of millions and disrupting the international economy! and Mongolia, in collaboration with meteorologists, is killing people and damaging the economy through natural disasters such as lightning, earthquakes, torrential rains and floods! The last two examples are the floods in the European Union and China. Mongolia needs to compete with the rest of the world on the right path of development! Mongolia warns to stop terrorism and sabotage!
Kenji Chan
Kenji Chan Prije 3 dana
Praying for the German ppl, love from Malaysia !!!
Mmmbile It
Mmmbile It Prije 3 dana
From Singapore... May Allah protect Europe and all human kind.. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Borneo Male
Borneo Male Prije 3 dana
Prophecy to the nation of the world (2021) apostle renato d. Carillo (youtube)
mark arnsberg
mark arnsberg Prije 3 dana
The oceans are losing 2% of their oxygen a year the Gulf water is burning Australia's burning Europe's flooding China's flooding we've destroyed the planet never to be fixed again get ready to eat Soylent Green people
Peace Love
Peace Love Prije 3 dana
My heart to you all. God bless you and you are all in my prayers.
cqvio doli
cqvio doli Prije 3 dana
Climate change , that's it , we will be having " Climate Lockdowns " now for half the year and " Random Pandemic " lockdowns for the other half .
EmpLerz Prije 3 dana
pray for all humanity 🙏
Deb Wilson
Deb Wilson Prije 3 dana
Heart breaking what the world is going through my thoughts go out to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, India and China and all those who are suffering in these floods I hope to god there are few deaths happen god protect you all x
⛦Fakedream2⛦ Prije 3 dana
It's scary for Europe
⛦Fakedream2⛦ Prije 3 dana
I mean "dangerous"
Kate Hopkins Brent
Kate Hopkins Brent Prije 4 dana
Praying for all 🙏 This is terrible. 😪. Check out Napisiti rain bomb. People are not being told about what’s above us and how it affects our weather. Be a good time for HONESTY instead of trying to HIDE it with C-trails to haze over the sky.
cqvio doli
cqvio doli Prije 3 dana
caused your problems. I live in California USA and we are in severe drought with extreme fire danger, as are many of the states in the western US...Prayers all around.
Sandhya Sethi
Sandhya Sethi Prije 4 dana
It is an Artificial rain war by America or China
blueridgeocean Prije 4 dana
I was wondering where all of California's water had gone! 🤦‍♂️
They steal resources from Africa,go and build Europe with these resources,the floods come and destroy their properties.I like this
I thought European countries were far too advanced not to be affected by such small things as floods
Mimi siweziwahurumia hao waovu wanaoitwa wazungu
Mélanies CALERS
Mélanies CALERS
Mélanies CALERS
Mélanies CALERS
Gilbert Faustino
Gilbert Faustino Prije 4 dana
our prayers and condolences
Lenis Bennett
Lenis Bennett Prije 4 dana
It's surely a sign of the apocalypse.
Jeaniej Butler
Jeaniej Butler Prije 4 dana
Condolences to all who lost loved ones and friends, and while these can be replaced homes, keepsakes and loss of incomes. I wish we had some of the extra water that caused your problems. I live in California USA and we are in severe drought with extreme fire danger, as are many of the states in the western US...Prayers all around.
annag cocl
annag cocl Prije 4 dana
God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.
Dirk Van Rijswijk
Dirk Van Rijswijk Prije 4 dana
To all affected by by these terrible floods in Germany ,Netherlands & Belgium , Trust in God who send His Son Jesus Christ to save us all . My heart felt condolances to all who lost loved ones and recovery from this terrible disaster !
GoolagTube Sucks
GoolagTube Sucks Prije 4 dana
The public should camp out on the politicians' lawns until these problems are solved.
Katie Noyb
Katie Noyb Prije 4 dana
Haarp doesn't know what else to do to keep pushing the climate agenda
Bernadette Duroch
Bernadette Duroch Prije 4 dana
I lived in Sachsenhausen for 2 years and love to Germany and I am so sorry and I hope that you can rebuild because it probably will not happen again. You know it does look devastating but remember what happened after world war ii, they said the Japanese would clear their streets from the bombs in days. Everybody around picked up a shovel or whatever and participated.
Bernadette Duroch
Bernadette Duroch Prije 4 dana
You do know the main cause of climate change like flooding other than haarp is not cow poop, Journalists should do their homework at least. You can kill every cow tomorrow and bury it all, stop making plastic toys and stop driving and lower your footprint. it's not going to prevent anything. We are in a solar minimum, we have solar flares, we have heavenly Bodies coming close to the Earth and asteroids and all that causes earthquakes and flooding and also there are a lot of volcanoes that are causing lava under the ground like in Italy and the West Coast of United states. You can't do a thing about it so the best thing to do besides be a good citizen and lower your footprint is to pray and pray over your property so things like this hopefully won't happen to you. The government needs to butt out and quit telling us what to do but make suggestions. I'm sure there's a list of 20 things that they could say that you could do and please do and stop being well you know like the leadership in the 1940s.
Loren Ricks
Loren Ricks Prije 4 dana
Loren Ricks
Loren Ricks Prije 4 dana
phantom walker
phantom walker Prije 4 dana
again,...lets build a town,city,,in a known flood plain.. no probs....
Black Zero
Black Zero Prije 4 dana
They deserve it for banning hijabs. Don’t challenge Allah
Rvve Duio
Rvve Duio Prije 4 dana
God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.
berk balbay
berk balbay Prije 4 dana
gerçek yıkımı paylaşsanıza
Worship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of Zion
Worship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of Zion Prije 4 dana
REPENT !!!!!! We are at the end … APTTMH YAH 👑
Creepa Prije 4 dana
The german goverment failed the people and its still failing, trying to slow down help for those affected. The only use it as a PR for global warming and dont do anything. Only farmers and trade people are helping, they organize everything bring their own equipment at their own costs, burn fuel, bring supplies and barley sleep, while the goverment isnt doing anything at all.
Lorna Denton
Lorna Denton Prije 4 dana
No such thing as climate change. You know that God is in charge, why do you repeatedly seek climate change money making schemes, rather than the truth. Jesus Christ said when you see all these things happening in many different places you know the end is near. Amen. .
Lorna Denton
Lorna Denton Prije 4 dana
Truly a nightmare. I pray that God will help those that seek him. For all things will be made new. Mountains falling into the sea, earthquakes, rising of the tides. Scorching heat, meteors. We are to seek the lord Jesus Christ on these end days. I pray that the dead rest in peace and the bereaved are comforted. Amen.
Kentrung Rusak
Kentrung Rusak Prije 4 dana
im indonesian i have mum who life there ... God i wish shes okay nothing happen ...i lost his contact the only way to to connect with my mum is via gmail right now..please people there chek Nanik imbarawati miesen... please im so worry
Eliza Roy
Eliza Roy Prije 4 dana
** In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Show us the straight path, The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.*** Surah Al-Fatihah or Surat al-Fātiḥah is the first chapter of the Quran. Its seven verses are a prayer for the guidance, lordship and mercy of God. Ask ALLAH for help and guidance.....
Pamela Bailey
Pamela Bailey Prije 4 dana
Lal R
Lal R Prije 4 dana
God pls safe everyone.. very sad why d world in mess real messy
Colt Gunman
Colt Gunman Prije 4 dana
Let's gooo
SDG Prije 4 dana
Your government used HARRP against your people. Don’t be fooled!
Larry Donor
Larry Donor Prije 4 dana
Mother nature - cut more and more trees ok. Mother nature - I can live without all of you people. But can you live without me?
Sunit Sahoo
Sunit Sahoo Prije 4 dana
This is devastating. Hope and prayers for the people of Germany. ❤️
Jakub Prije 4 dana
The gods that have not made heaven and earth, let them perish from the earth, and from among those places that are under heaven.
Claus MS
Claus MS Prije 4 dana
I wonder about weather authorities alerting civil defense in proper time is bad for bombastic news... I hope i´m wrong...
liouy cnny
liouy cnny Prije 4 dana
So sad. I lost it with the initial "It's unbeliveable" Lady spoke.
Darron Sanderson
Darron Sanderson Prije 4 dana
Do not deny Climate Crisis. The Polar Caps are melting people.
Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.
Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos. Prije 5 dana
Whith God is Family.
A Novi
A Novi Prije 5 dana
The Greens, like watermelons. Green on the outside, red on the inside. Don't be fooled.
Tyrell Anderson
Tyrell Anderson Prije 5 dana
**the water has receded
alexyuliarto Prije 5 dana
Do u still need proof???
Bass Slapper
Bass Slapper Prije 5 dana
Jesus is coming
Johan Last
Johan Last Prije 5 dana
They should put up an international fund of some kind where people from around the world can send money to help in some way. In my country we had a week of criminal looting (stealing and burning), estimations of damages could be around R50 billion. The first to start cleaning was of course the citizens. The world has gone bonkers.
Crillian Contour
Crillian Contour Prije 5 dana
It's happening around the world. Not global warming, it's how we manage the land. Stripping the high lands bare, allows it to collapse. The rain soaks the soil and nothing holding there, cccrrrraaaasssshhhhh. Sincere condolences to the families that lost loved one's.
oum Prije 5 dana
Global warming is also responsible for it. The high level of carbon dioxide in the last ten years is the real cause behind the climatic irregularities. Deforestation only brought the effects of global warming to light, beside contributing to it.
Cometa Soulstar
Cometa Soulstar Prije 5 dana
Artificial weather manipulation and depopulation.
CLARICE OMOLO Prije 5 dana
Am Kenyan sorry for those who've lost their loved ones, may God have mercy. Humans have been building towers of Babel now it comes scrambling on people.
Georg O.P. Eschert
Georg O.P. Eschert Prije 5 dana
over here the same ... Nature retaliated ---> good luck !
All liberal non commies yup
All liberal non commies yup Prije 5 dana
I thought this is only a Nepal's phenomenon
Alita Prije 5 dana
and people will still say climate change isn't real, the politicians will shrug it off and win some PR points by holding a speech and dedicating some statue in a park somewhere to the victims.
Mari B.
Mari B. Prije 5 dana
And where is the help? When the Moravian towns were hit by a tornado, help came immediately from all over the area, and the army was immediately deployed within 2 days. But I don't see anyone here. The German government is probably ignoring the peoples needs.
Racan plays
Racan plays Prije 5 dana
Stay safe from Jordan 🇯🇴🙏❤🇩🇪
Leftist Censorship
Leftist Censorship Prije 5 dana
How this could happen to superior german race? Who allowed that?
nick torea
nick torea Prije 5 dana
Klaus Schwab chairman of the world economic forum will be rubbing his hands together
Jaques Nord
Jaques Nord Prije 5 dana
Seeing horible events such this one really breaks my heart. May God be with you all and Thank you for all unselfish people who are more than willing to help. Love and prayers from the Philippines❤🇵🇭🌴
C W Prije 5 dana
I think that the greatest thing that came out of World War II was the love that the world ended up having for Germany citizens. I'm from the United States and my heart is breaking for these poor people right now having gone through the Colorado flood 2013 myself. Then I see that a huge number of Polish people are coming to the aid of the Germans. It's a testament that mankind cannot be overcome by the evil of one person. Peace and love to Germany
Gold Tau
Gold Tau Prije 5 dana
No worries, Elon is making us bi planetary
Lucia Tionko
Lucia Tionko Prije 5 dana
This is a the cause of climate change....all over the world should make an action. God bless us....
Kong Thai
Kong Thai Prije 5 dana
Please do aerial photography of the flood paths. So that a detail record can be done to come up with future defense. German efficiency, civil defense sirens => go uphill is an eye opening Please provide a DOCUMENTARY and REPORT so other countries with similar topography can learn. 🥵.
Victoria G
Victoria G Prije 5 dana
Jesus is coming soon! Repent from your sins! Turn to Jesus Christ, he is the truth the way and the everlasting Life!
Centrum Antykoszerne
Centrum Antykoszerne Prije 5 dana
Where mask social distans? This is real danger not fictional 19 "They" know that
S B Prije 5 dana
How did this happen?
S Muirhead
S Muirhead Prije 5 dana
Infact the "government" cause problems and then act innocent. If they weren't criminals, crime wouldn't be thriving around the world. They benefit from our demise
S Muirhead
S Muirhead Prije 5 dana
And now watch Europe's leaders screw over all victims.
S Muirhead
S Muirhead Prije 5 dana
China did the same thing. They don't warn people of the upcoming danger or they might have to compensate them. So just pretend you aren't aware of impending death and loss
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