German floods: More heavy rain expected as people return home | DW News



In western Germany, people are returning to towns and villages wrecked by devastating floods – which left more than 200 people dead across several western European countries. Now, weather forecasters have announced there’s more rain to come, causing new worries for people still busy digging through the mud, and trying to come to terms with their losses.
With cleanup efforts underway, the extent of the damage for businesses is becoming clear. Anger is swelling up about why multiple systems designed to warn people of the impending disaster all failed. With more heavy rains expected in the coming days, locals fear that this may not be the last of their sorrows, and that the waters may rise again.

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31 comments

  1. I am so so so sorry to see these poor people go through this. We went through all this flooding in Houston Texas just a few years ago and it was just horrific. Having been in this situation all I can say is I promise it will work out although that’s not saying a lot right now.

  2. Don't be angry, you choose to live in the flood stream of a river. Nature will take it's course now and then… sometimes it takes hundreds of years with the risk we take the changes for granted. I hope everybody will recover and find a nice place to live away from the river.

  3. God love them. 🙏 As the man said I don’t think anyone could have foreseen this. It’s beyond devastating for everyone and obviously more so for those who lost family members.

  4. In the USA, the National Weather Service has an alarm system that goes to most / all cellphones, and interrupts all TV and radio programming when there's a flood alert. The warnings are specific to areas which can be identified by radar as receiving the most rainfall. All of these alerts are preceded by a loud, scary sound that attracts your attention. I'm surprised that Germany lacks a similar system.

  5. México, somos privilegiados. Nuestras construcciones de concreto, nos protegen, AMLO está luchando contra la sequía. Hay en construcción en Sonora y para Cancún dos tratados de agua de mar en agua dulce. Cómo estos países, sabiendo que el, río cada año se les venía encima no vieron por su gente? La mayoría ancianos. Cada año será peor para Europa y los países fríos. El hielo se convierte en agua y el mar se les viene encima. En Torreón nos esta trayendo el agua de dos presas. Señor cuídalo.

  6. New residence shall consider to build at higher place. I heard within 20/30 years, all places below 300m will be considered not safe.

  7. DW and many Germans showed openly their "mad joy", while floods started in China. This is their punishment.

  8. Heavy rain was announced 3 – 4 days in advance by several weather institutes – even from London came a warning – but politicians in Berlin didnt communicate the warnings to the communities in the affected areas .. politicians in Berlin are responsible for the death of more than 200 people and the terrible damage of cars .. now they offered 300 millions to the people which is a very bad joke .. people need billions ..

  9. 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.

  10. MANY BECOME THE BLIND, THE DEAF AND THE DUTY WITH THE EXCUSE THAT THEY DID EVERYTHING THAT THEY COULD.
    JUST KEEP DEFORTING THE AMAZON OR ANY FOREST, MESSING THE RIVERS, LAKES, OCEANS, PRAY MORE TO YOUR GODS TO END EARLY WITH THE LIFE OF OUR MOTHER EARTH..

  11. It's quite hard to predict a level of a disaster that never happen in the first place, I don't blame the disaster response team since his kind floodings happens once every century or so, it's different than flood prone countries in Asia who could blame the response team for failing to forecast a flood.

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