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

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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  • It all started when a European brought porcelain to German soil from china 600 years ago. Now everything in Germany is made in china. Modern things German are easily dispossable. The real treasures went to aristocrats - some auctioned to foreigners for more money. It is just a question of what country in southeast Asia these flood scraps are to be dumped again like what Canada ought to do for local western dirt management.

    Juancho FrancoisJuancho FrancoisPřed 2 dny
  • 60 trillion

    Sheena HarrisSheena HarrisPřed 3 dny
  • The guy laughing in the background is what they all do behind our backs.

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  • The Most High Yah is on one against the Heathens.

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    Emily AnEmily AnPřed 6 dny
  • OFFICIALS HERE IN THE U. S. LAUGH ALL THE TIME AT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DIRE STRAITS & DURING A DIFFICULT TIME 👮😆 .

    GOOF RIGHTWICHGOOF RIGHTWICHPřed 7 dny
    • Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.

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  • Creative society International online conference "The Global Crisis. This Already Concerns Everyone" on 24.07.2021 with translation into more than 70 languages ​​of the world, including sign language translation. Global climate change, what can we do to weather the coming disasters, the exponential development of artificial intelligence in the coming years and massive unemployment. Modern civilization has reached the point of instability and global crises. The global financial, economic, environmental, anthropological, and climate crises are realities that every person is already facing. But this is only the beginning. Do people realize the full scope of the upcoming threats? Radical changes in all spheres of life in the near future are inevitable for every person on the planet. Yet, how aware is the world community of these changes, not to mention being prepared for them? ...

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    • 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.

      Ptao TomPtao TomPřed 6 dny
  • How can Anyone find laughter to even rise inside at a time like this?

    SereCoreSereCorePřed 8 dny
    • @Emily An Yes He is, yet rightly so He is Just to be outraged by our unwillingness to accept His Grace and Merciful way of allowing an undeserved way out of it.

      SereCoreSereCorePřed 5 dny
    • from nature. God is relentless to sinners.

      Emily AnEmily AnPřed 6 dny
  • 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

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  • Where are the videos when the floods was at its fiercest? This video evidently is an aftermath.

    Toxie ConnorToxie ConnorPřed 8 dny
  • REMEMBER YOUR JESUS....atheisme,you let the cruch ....Repent your faith...before too late...JESUS LOVE YOU

    Robin interRobin interPřed 8 dny
  • Buying a submarine house!

    Ryu ShogunRyu ShogunPřed 9 dny
  • 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...🕊️🕊️🕊️

    Con StratiouCon StratiouPřed 9 dny
  • 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

    Afther HussainAfther HussainPřed 9 dny
  • Please help and donate, for example to the German Red Cross (DRK), DRK: IBAN: DE63370205000005023307, BIC: BFSWDE33XXX Stichwort (keyword): Hochwasser (flood)

    Jana LikowskiJana LikowskiPřed 9 dny
  • 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

    Stephanie NnadiStephanie NnadiPřed 9 dny
  • try to look a footage from philippine flood you might want to learn something

    Let Shown Bob OiLet Shown Bob OiPřed 9 dny
  • This is terrible 200 dead! Get ready people this could easily happen to any of us be sure you are ready to meet God!

    Jonathan MadzJonathan MadzPřed 9 dny
  • Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.

    just devjust devPřed 9 dny
  • Im bulgarian living in Germany i pray for all people who are hurt,missing or dead may Jesus help us all 🙏

    bodoti qwiubodoti qwiuPřed 10 dny
  • 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.

    Vivian EleonoreVivian EleonorePřed 10 dny
  • Heartwarming to see there's no shortage of donation. People all want to help.

    Adora TsangAdora TsangPřed 10 dny
  • 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.

    Robert GrossRobert GrossPřed 10 dny
    • It's scary for Europe

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiuPřed 10 dny
  • Us: Covid is making us suffer. Earth: Look who's talking??

    misternanmisternanPřed 10 dny
  • ”The end is near”

    Anders ValbergAnders ValbergPřed 10 dny
  • We still gonna ignore nature issues: humans.

    Ishu BabaIshu BabaPřed 10 dny
  • 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 BN BPřed 10 dny
    • Honestly I think the world is getting far too crazy because of dramatic and hysterical people on social media

      N BN BPřed 10 dny
  • 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!

    Sugar DorjkhorlooSugar DorjkhorlooPřed 10 dny
  • Praying for the German ppl, love from Malaysia !!!

    Kenji ChanKenji ChanPřed 10 dny
  • From Singapore... May Allah protect Europe and all human kind.. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Mmmbile ItMmmbile ItPřed 11 dny
  • Prophecy to the nation of the world (2021) apostle renato d. Carillo (youtube)

    Borneo MaleBorneo MalePřed 11 dny
  • 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

    mark arnsbergmark arnsbergPřed 11 dny
  • My heart to you all. God bless you and you are all in my prayers.

    Peace LovePeace LovePřed 11 dny
  • Climate change , that's it , we will be having " Climate Lockdowns " now for half the year and " Random Pandemic " lockdowns for the other half .

    cqvio dolicqvio doliPřed 11 dny
  • pray for all humanity 🙏

    EmpLerzEmpLerzPřed 11 dny
  • 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

    Deb WilsonDeb WilsonPřed 11 dny
  • It's scary for Europe

    ⛦Fakedream2⛦⛦Fakedream2⛦Před 11 dny
    • I mean "dangerous"

      ⛦Fakedream2⛦⛦Fakedream2⛦Před 11 dny
  • 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.

    Kate Hopkins BrentKate Hopkins BrentPřed 11 dny
    • 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.

      cqvio dolicqvio doliPřed 11 dny
  • It is an Artificial rain war by America or China

    Sandhya SethiSandhya SethiPřed 11 dny
  • I was wondering where all of California's water had gone! 🤦‍♂️

    blueridgeoceanblueridgeoceanPřed 11 dny
  • They steal resources from Africa,go and build Europe with these resources,the floods come and destroy their properties.I like this

    ENOCK CHERUIYOTENOCK CHERUIYOTPřed 11 dny
  • I thought European countries were far too advanced not to be affected by such small things as floods

    ENOCK CHERUIYOTENOCK CHERUIYOTPřed 11 dny
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    ENOCK CHERUIYOTENOCK CHERUIYOTPřed 11 dny
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  • our prayers and condolences

    Gilbert FaustinoGilbert FaustinoPřed 11 dny
  • It's surely a sign of the apocalypse.

    Lenis BennettLenis BennettPřed 11 dny
  • 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.

    Jeaniej ButlerJeaniej ButlerPřed 11 dny
  • God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.

    annag coclannag coclPřed 11 dny
  • 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 !

    Dirk Van RijswijkDirk Van RijswijkPřed 11 dny
  • Haarp doesn't know what else to do to keep pushing the climate agenda

    Katie NoybKatie NoybPřed 12 dny
  • 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 DurochBernadette DurochPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    Bernadette DurochBernadette DurochPřed 12 dny
  • Repent

    Loren RicksLoren RicksPřed 12 dny
  • Repent

    Loren RicksLoren RicksPřed 12 dny
  • again,...lets build a town,city,,in a known flood plain.. no probs....

    phantom walkerphantom walkerPřed 12 dny
  • They deserve it for banning hijabs. Don’t challenge Allah

    Black ZeroBlack ZeroPřed 12 dny
  • God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.

    Rvve DuioRvve DuioPřed 12 dny
  • gerçek yıkımı paylaşsanıza

    berk balbayberk balbayPřed 12 dny
  • REPENT !!!!!! We are at the end … APTTMH YAH 👑

    Worship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of ZionWorship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of ZionPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    CreepaCreepaPřed 12 dny
  • 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 DentonLorna DentonPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    Lorna DentonLorna DentonPřed 12 dny
  • 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

    Kentrung RusakKentrung RusakPřed 12 dny
  • Prayers🙏🏽❤

    Pamela BaileyPamela BaileyPřed 12 dny
  • God pls safe everyone.. very sad why d world in mess real messy

    Lal RLal RPřed 12 dny
  • Let's gooo

    Colt GunmanColt GunmanPřed 12 dny
  • Your government used HARRP against your people. Don’t be fooled!

    SDGSDGPřed 12 dny
  • Mother nature - cut more and more trees ok. Mother nature - I can live without all of you people. But can you live without me?

    Larry DonorLarry DonorPřed 12 dny
  • This is devastating. Hope and prayers for the people of Germany. ❤️

    Sunit SahooSunit SahooPřed 12 dny
  • The gods that have not made heaven and earth, let them perish from the earth, and from among those places that are under heaven.

    JakubJakubPřed 12 dny
  • I wonder about weather authorities alerting civil defense in proper time is bad for bombastic news... I hope i´m wrong...

    Claus MSClaus MSPřed 12 dny
  • So sad. I lost it with the initial "It's unbeliveable" Lady spoke.

    liouy cnnyliouy cnnyPřed 12 dny
  • Do not deny Climate Crisis. The Polar Caps are melting people.

    Darron SandersonDarron SandersonPřed 12 dny
  • Whith God is Family.

    Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.Před 12 dny
  • The Greens, like watermelons. Green on the outside, red on the inside. Don't be fooled.

    A NoviA NoviPřed 12 dny
  • **the water has receded

    Tyrell AndersonTyrell AndersonPřed 12 dny
  • Do u still need proof???

    alexyuliartoalexyuliartoPřed 12 dny
  • Jesus is coming

    Bass SlapperBass SlapperPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    Johan LastJohan LastPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    Crillian ContourCrillian ContourPřed 12 dny
    • 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.

      oumoumPřed 12 dny
  • Artificial weather manipulation and depopulation.

    Cometa SoulstarCometa SoulstarPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    CLARICE OMOLOCLARICE OMOLOPřed 12 dny
  • over here the same ... Nature retaliated ---> good luck !

    Georg O.P. EschertGeorg O.P. EschertPřed 12 dny
  • I thought this is only a Nepal's phenomenon

    All liberal non commies yupAll liberal non commies yupPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    AlitaAlitaPřed 12 dny
  • 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.

    Mari B.Mari B.Před 12 dny
  • Stay safe from Jordan 🇯🇴🙏❤🇩🇪

    Racan playsRacan playsPřed 12 dny
  • How this could happen to superior german race? Who allowed that?

    Leftist CensorshipLeftist CensorshipPřed 12 dny
  • Klaus Schwab chairman of the world economic forum will be rubbing his hands together

    nick toreanick toreaPřed 12 dny
  • 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❤🇵🇭🌴

    Jaques NordJaques NordPřed 12 dny
  • 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

    C WC WPřed 13 dny
  • No worries, Elon is making us bi planetary

    Gold TauGold TauPřed 13 dny
  • This is a the cause of climate change....all over the world should make an action. God bless us....

    Lucia TionkoLucia TionkoPřed 13 dny
  • 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. 🥵.

    Kong ThaiKong ThaiPřed 13 dny
  • Jesus is coming soon! Repent from your sins! Turn to Jesus Christ, he is the truth the way and the everlasting Life!

    Victoria GVictoria GPřed 13 dny
  • Where mask social distans? This is real danger not fictional 19 "They" know that

    Centrum AntykoszerneCentrum AntykoszernePřed 13 dny