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

    Jana LikowskiJana Likowski35 perccel
  • 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 Nnadi2 órája
  • try to look a footage from philippine flood you might want to learn something

    Let Shown Bob OiLet Shown Bob Oi10 órája
  • 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 Madz14 órája
  • Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.

    just devjust dev15 órája
  • Im bulgarian living in Germany i pray for all people who are hurt,missing or dead may Jesus help us all 🙏

    bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu17 órája
  • 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 Eleonore20 órája
  • Heartwarming to see there's no shortage of donation. People all want to help.

    Adora TsangAdora TsangNapja
  • 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 GrossNapja
    • It's scary for Europe

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu17 órája
  • Us: Covid is making us suffer. Earth: Look who's talking??

    misternanmisternanNapja
  • ”The end is near”

    Anders ValbergAnders ValbergNapja
  • We still gonna ignore nature issues: humans.

    Ishu BabaIshu BabaNapja
  • 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 BNapja
    • Honestly I think the world is getting far too crazy because of dramatic and hysterical people on social media

      N BN BNapja
  • 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 DorjkhorlooNapja
  • Praying for the German ppl, love from Malaysia !!!

    Kenji ChanKenji ChanNapja
  • From Singapore... May Allah protect Europe and all human kind.. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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

    Borneo MaleBorneo MaleNapja
  • 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 arnsberg2 napja
  • My heart to you all. God bless you and you are all in my prayers.

    Peace LovePeace Love2 napja
  • 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 doli2 napja
  • pray for all humanity 🙏

    EmpLerzEmpLerz2 napja
  • 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 Wilson2 napja
  • It's scary for Europe

    ⛦Fakedream2⛦⛦Fakedream2⛦2 napja
    • I mean "dangerous"

      ⛦Fakedream2⛦⛦Fakedream2⛦2 napja
  • 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 Brent2 napja
    • 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 doli2 napja
  • It is an Artificial rain war by America or China

    Sandhya SethiSandhya Sethi2 napja
  • I was wondering where all of California's water had gone! 🤦‍♂️

    blueridgeoceanblueridgeocean2 napja
  • They steal resources from Africa,go and build Europe with these resources,the floods come and destroy their properties.I like this

    ENOCK CHERUIYOTENOCK CHERUIYOT2 napja
  • I thought European countries were far too advanced not to be affected by such small things as floods

    ENOCK CHERUIYOTENOCK CHERUIYOT2 napja
  • Mimi siweziwahurumia hao waovu wanaoitwa wazungu

    ENOCK CHERUIYOTENOCK CHERUIYOT2 napja
  • Mélanies CALERS

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    MELANIES CALERSMELANIES CALERS2 napja
  • our prayers and condolences

    Gilbert FaustinoGilbert Faustino2 napja
  • It's surely a sign of the apocalypse.

    Lenis BennettLenis Bennett2 napja
  • 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 Butler2 napja
  • God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.

    annag coclannag cocl2 napja
  • 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 Rijswijk2 napja
  • The public should camp out on the politicians' lawns until these problems are solved.

    GoolagTube SucksGoolagTube Sucks2 napja
  • Haarp doesn't know what else to do to keep pushing the climate agenda

    Katie NoybKatie Noyb2 napja
  • 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 Duroch2 napja
  • 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 Duroch2 napja
  • Repent

    Loren RicksLoren Ricks2 napja
  • Repent

    Loren RicksLoren Ricks2 napja
  • again,...lets build a town,city,,in a known flood plain.. no probs....

    phantom walkerphantom walker2 napja
  • They deserve it for banning hijabs. Don’t challenge Allah

    Black ZeroBlack Zero2 napja
  • God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.

    Rvve DuioRvve Duio3 napja
  • gerçek yıkımı paylaşsanıza

    berk balbayberk balbay3 napja
  • REPENT !!!!!! We are at the end … APTTMH YAH 👑

    Worship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of ZionWorship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of Zion3 napja
  • 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.

    CreepaCreepa3 napja
  • 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 Denton3 napja
  • 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 Denton3 napja
  • 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 Rusak3 napja
  • ** 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.....

    Eliza RoyEliza Roy3 napja
  • Prayers🙏🏽❤

    Pamela BaileyPamela Bailey3 napja
  • God pls safe everyone.. very sad why d world in mess real messy

    Lal RLal R3 napja
  • Let's gooo

    Colt GunmanColt Gunman3 napja
  • Your government used HARRP against your people. Don’t be fooled!

    SDGSDG3 napja
  • 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 Donor3 napja
  • This is devastating. Hope and prayers for the people of Germany. ❤️

    Sunit SahooSunit Sahoo3 napja
  • The gods that have not made heaven and earth, let them perish from the earth, and from among those places that are under heaven.

    JakubJakub3 napja
  • I wonder about weather authorities alerting civil defense in proper time is bad for bombastic news... I hope i´m wrong...

    Claus MSClaus MS3 napja
  • So sad. I lost it with the initial "It's unbeliveable" Lady spoke.

    liouy cnnyliouy cnny3 napja
  • Do not deny Climate Crisis. The Polar Caps are melting people.

    Darron SandersonDarron Sanderson3 napja
  • Whith God is Family.

    Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.3 napja
  • The Greens, like watermelons. Green on the outside, red on the inside. Don't be fooled.

    A NoviA Novi3 napja
  • **the water has receded

    Tyrell AndersonTyrell Anderson3 napja
  • Do u still need proof???

    alexyuliartoalexyuliarto3 napja
  • Jesus is coming

    Bass SlapperBass Slapper3 napja
  • 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 Last3 napja
  • 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 Contour3 napja
    • 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.

      oumoum3 napja
  • Artificial weather manipulation and depopulation.

    Cometa SoulstarCometa Soulstar3 napja
  • 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 OMOLO3 napja
  • over here the same ... Nature retaliated ---> good luck !

    Georg O.P. EschertGeorg O.P. Eschert3 napja
  • I thought this is only a Nepal's phenomenon

    All liberal non commies yupAll liberal non commies yup3 napja
  • 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.

    AlitaAlita3 napja
  • 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.3 napja
  • Stay safe from Jordan 🇯🇴🙏❤🇩🇪

    Racan playsRacan plays3 napja
  • How this could happen to superior german race? Who allowed that?

    Leftist CensorshipLeftist Censorship3 napja
  • Klaus Schwab chairman of the world economic forum will be rubbing his hands together

    nick toreanick torea3 napja
  • 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 Nord3 napja
  • 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 W3 napja
  • No worries, Elon is making us bi planetary

    Gold TauGold Tau3 napja
  • This is a the cause of climate change....all over the world should make an action. God bless us....

    Lucia TionkoLucia Tionko3 napja
  • 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 Thai3 napja
  • Jesus is coming soon! Repent from your sins! Turn to Jesus Christ, he is the truth the way and the everlasting Life!

    Victoria GVictoria G3 napja
  • Where mask social distans? This is real danger not fictional 19 "They" know that

    Centrum AntykoszerneCentrum Antykoszerne3 napja
  • How did this happen?

    S BS B3 napja
  • 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 MuirheadS Muirhead3 napja
  • And now watch Europe's leaders screw over all victims.

    S MuirheadS Muirhead3 napja
  • 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

    S MuirheadS Muirhead3 napja
  • Heavy rainfall here in my country.

    Stardust From NebulaStardust From Nebula3 napja
  • And this is the problem with the criminal cartel the world has come to know as the "government." Media is controlled so people only see what their local "government" wants them to see. If there was a time they cared about citizens, that time is gone. They don't care about floods, fire, famine, poverty, death and disease, nor do they care how many people die. Agriculture and the world's food supply has suffered dearly this year and here is some irony for everyone to ponder. Bill Gates, the goober who expanded his empire from tech to healthcare, owns shares or parts of the pharmaceutical industry, he owns Monsanto who has slowly been engineering plants so we can only buy seeds and not benefit from our own seeds that come from gardening and he owns farmland. China and one other country own the only patents to turn salt water into drinkable water. No wonder they want to colonize space.....the bastards know the earth is dying because they are agreeably killing it and not affording us the opportunity to change the course of destruction. Soon enough it will be us against them.....well it already is but there are too many people who believe the lies. And no doubt, the truth is evil and horrifying. Governments are the people who traffic woman and Europe is full of pedophiles, particularly those in government and the royal family. Never have I heard of 1000 people missing after a flood. All those kids who protested in China fought for the same rights being taken from all of us. And as long as they have glass houses and towers, food water and resources for their families......they see the death of civilians as the sacrifice they must make to maintain their empires and they probably think God has mansions in heaven, furnished in gold. Politicians are crooks, cons and criminals. No different or better than the hells Angels, the triads, Crips and bloods. To be honest, I'd rather be led by street gangs. At least you know where you stand, what the rules and expectations are. We are foolish to continue supporting and voting for government while they watch us die and perpetuate the death of our only home....mother earth

    S MuirheadS Muirhead3 napja
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Madame LivingstonMadame Livingston3 napja
  • Chteli vládnout světu a teď jsou chvílu krotký. Však my jim na to vyděláme a zaplatíme jim to.

    Kluk PlukovníkKluk Plukovník3 napja
  • RIP condolances from Indonesia I hope people get help soon and be safe

    Johanes W.A.Johanes W.A.3 napja
  • The Efas warned Germany 4 days before the flood. No one warned and warning systems weren’t functional.

    Lina ShLina Sh3 napja
  • Praying 🙏 for Germany.

    Lisa IshiiLisa Ishii3 napja
  • 2:50 The lady asks for a government official who cares. So does the rest of the world!

    Enrique BarraganEnrique Barragan3 napja
  • Prayers for Germany will be presented to God. 😥 😥

    Salem YacoSalem Yaco3 napja