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Floods In Germany Leave At Least 93 Dead In “Unseen Disaster”

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Floods In Germany Leave At Least 93 Dead In "Unseen Disaster"

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The death in floods in some parts of western Germany now sits at 93.

In addition, 1,300 people were still reported missing, though authorities said efforts to contact them could be hampered by disrupted roads and phone connections.

Authorities in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said scores of people had died there, including at least nine residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a visit to Washington, DC, voiced her shock at the scope of the flooding, saying “I grieve for those who have lost their lives in this disaster”.

She said the number of dead was likely to rise further.

“We still don’t know the number. But it will be many.”

Merkel said the day was “characterized by fear, by despair, by suffering, and hundreds of thousands of people all of a sudden were faced with catastrophe”.

“My heart goes out to all of those who in this catastrophe lost their loved ones, or who are still worrying about the fate of people still missing,” she said.

Dozens of people had to be rescued from the roofs of their homes with inflatable boats and helicopters. Hundreds of soldiers were deployed to assist in the rescue efforts.

“There are people dead, there are people missing, there are many who are still in danger,” the governor of Rhineland-Palatinate state, Malu Dreyer, told the regional parliament.

“We have never seen such a disaster. It’s really devastating.”

The storms have put climate change back at the centre of Germany’s election campaign ahead of a September 26 parliamentary poll marking the end of Merkel’s 16 years in power.

Germany “must prepare much better” in future, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, adding that “this extreme weather is a consequence of climate change”.

North Rhine-Westphalia premier Armin Laschet, the conservative running to succeed Merkel, called for “speeding up” global efforts to fight climate change, underlining the link between global warming and extreme weather.

In neighboring Belgium, the Vesdre River spilt over its banks and sent water churning through the streets of Pepinster, near Liege, where a rescue operation by firefighters went wrong when a small boat capsized and three elderly people disappeared.

In Verviers, the prosecutor’s office said several bodies had been found but could not confirm local media reports that four people were killed there.

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pledged to help, tweeting:

“My thoughts are with the families of the victims of the devastating floods in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands and those who have lost their homes.”

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ahahahahahahah

В Томской области пропал Ан-28 с 17 людьми на борту 😁

drunk russian

germans stopped exporting weapons to india on human rights basis now they are suffering the wrath of mother nature for supporting china and islam hahahahha

Dave

It’s not the first time that happens. The problem is with rivers having no natural flooding areas, where the water can go. We’ve known that phenomenon for years. Decades ago environmentalist said rivers need marshes, where the water can go… as heavy rains in summer are nothing new in Germany (remember the Elbe Hochwasser etc.). It happens all the time, we have to give some space back to nature.
For those affected, it’s indeed a disaster.

Icarus Tanović

Yes, totally agreed. One can make embarkments, and situation will be okay, but against high temperatures and drough, you can not do much.

block

The slob merkel has billions to use for infrastructure development. Where are the tax dollars going? To vatican coffers?

Selbstdenker

Every year hundredthousands die in Bangladesh during the monsoon. It is hardly worth a news report. Now there is a flood in Germany and its the end of times. Pathetic.

block

One german = 200000 Bangladeshi for western MSM.

The Black Terror

Don’t worry a massive amount of assistance will come in the form of “you are in our hearts and minds and we will have a moment of silence for the victims.” From top to bottom, the EU politicians are a despicable, parasitic, power and money grubbing disgrace. But don’t worry Kanzlerin Merkel just had a very nice dinner with her pimps in Washington, DC. The fawning whores in the media are more concerned with who designed her outfit and what was on the menu for Miss Piggy.

Kerwas

tbh. If even half of germany get their ass up and help this would be fixed by the end of this month.

block

merkel is a disgusting swine. Can you say migrant murders, rapes, stabbings etc?

TomSawyer

Must be the fault of the USA and Jews ^^

Last edited 14 days ago by TomSawyer
block

Can someone map out the percentage of AFD voters to the areas affected? Let’s see if the storms were “natural”.

SnowCatzor

Oh ffs, every time there is a natural disaster every stupid liberal twit automatically links it to ‘climate change’. As if natural disasters didn’t used to occur before. No evidence is required, no skepticism allowed.

block

“Climate change?” Are you fkn stupid? The Chinese detailed their weather modification plans months ago. They highlighted their efforts to control the degree of precipitation for the entire nation.

What century do you live in clown? Try doing your own research. Weather warfare has been alive and well for decades. They even code specific attacks/counterattacks through MSM.

Yes buffoon, I have specific examples.
Any time you are ready > wake the f**k up.

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