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Floods Devastate German Towns – Climate State

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Heavy rains caused flooding in regions of West Germany, affecting the region of Ahrweiler (Rheinland-Pfalz). In the town Schuld (Nordrhein-Westfalen), several buildings collapsed with others prone to collapse.

The town of Hagen is also affected, near Wuppertal a dam overflow – subsequently towns around Steinbachtalsperre in Euskirchen were evacuated.

Dozens of people are missing, 19 death have been reported so far.

Forecasts suggest more heavy rain is due in much of Germany and Belgium on Thursday and Friday.

Much of the flooding was triggered when the Ahr river, which flows into the Rhine, burst its banks south of Bonn.

Malu Dreyer, chief of the Rhineland-Palatinate state, described the flooding as a “catastrophe”.

“There are dead, missing and many people still in danger,” she said. “All of our emergency services are in action round the clock and risking their own lives.”

Police helicopters and the army have been deployed to some areas to help stranded residents.

#Germany: Fire brigade Vehicle submerged in flood water in #Aachen city. #洪水 #flut #Deutschland #Flood #Germany #洪水 pic.twitter.com/fdU0O75cHM

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez)

#Germany Floods
“Mom, there’s a car floating past our window …”#Hagen #nrw #Weltuntergang #Wuppertal #洪水 #flut #Deutschland #Flood #Germany #洪水 #Rain pic.twitter.com/69cwBwI5bH

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez)

#Germany :According to police at least 30 people missing after 6 houses #collapsed due to #flooding and continuous rain.
About 25 other houses also unstable and threatened to collapse. –@sascha_p#Hochwasser #Starkregen #Klimakatastrophe #Wuppertal #flut #Flood #Wuppertalsperre pic.twitter.com/t9rPx3ThtZ

— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez)

The entire Ahrtal is flooded, below a picture of Dernau. The flooding is so severe it broke the old record by more than 2 meters.

Die schlimmsten Befürchtungen sind eingetroffen. Das gesamte #Ahrtal überflutet. #Ahrweiler, #BadNeuenahr, #Mayschoß u. a. überschwemmt. Kein Strom, kein Empfang. Hier ein Blick auf #Dernau. https://t.co/n7ZfKq70uh pic.twitter.com/3wBDf06yLd

— David Sauer (@DavSauer)

Unwetter in Deutschland: Überschwemmungen durch Starkregen. Mal wieder relevant: warum die Erderwärmung mehr Extremregen bringt. https://t.co/mjjx0Sz8o4

Tagesschau: https://t.co/jLfVNDzbBx

— Stefan Rahmstorf 🌏 (@rahmstorf)

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