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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  1. Juancho Francois

    Juancho FrancoisPred 3 urami

    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.

  2. Sheena Harris

    Sheena HarrisPred 11 urami

    60 trillion

  3. Ptao Tom

    Ptao TomPred 3 dnevi

    The guy laughing in the background is what they all do behind our backs.

  4. Patricia Lucious

    Patricia LuciousPred 4 dnevi

    The Most High Yah is on one against the Heathens.

  5. Emily An

    Emily AnPred 4 dnevi

    Polish builders are comimg. STAY SAFE.


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  7. zijuiy wttuy

    zijuiy wttuyPred 2 dnevi

    Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.

  8. Ju Ju

    Ju JuPred 5 dnevi

    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? ...

  9. Ptao Tom

    Ptao TomPred 3 dnevi

    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.

  10. SereCore

    SereCorePred 5 dnevi

    How can Anyone find laughter to even rise inside at a time like this?

  11. SereCore

    SereCorePred 2 dnevi

    @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.

  12. Emily An

    Emily AnPred 4 dnevi

    from nature. God is relentless to sinners.

  13. zhhjkn okcd

    zhhjkn okcdPred 5 dnevi

    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

  14. Toxie Connor

    Toxie ConnorPred 5 dnevi

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

  15. Robin inter

    Robin interPred 6 dnevi

    REMEMBER YOUR JESUS....atheisme,you let the cruch ....Repent your faith...before too late...JESUS LOVE YOU

  16. Ryu Shogun

    Ryu ShogunPred 6 dnevi

    Buying a submarine house!

  17. Con Stratiou

    Con StratiouPred 6 dnevi

    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...🕊️🕊️🕊️

  18. Afther Hussain

    Afther HussainPred 6 dnevi

    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

  19. Jana Likowski

    Jana LikowskiPred 6 dnevi

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

  20. Stephanie Nnadi

    Stephanie NnadiPred 6 dnevi

    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

  21. Let Shown Bob Oi

    Let Shown Bob OiPred 7 dnevi

    try to look a footage from philippine flood you might want to learn something

  22. Jonathan Madz

    Jonathan MadzPred 7 dnevi

    This is terrible 200 dead! Get ready people this could easily happen to any of us be sure you are ready to meet God!

  23. just dev

    just devPred 7 dnevi

    Be kind to animals. Be kind to our forests. Boycott companies that pollute rivers and oceans.

  24. bodoti qwiu

    bodoti qwiuPred 7 dnevi

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

  25. Vivian Eleonore

    Vivian EleonorePred 7 dnevi

    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.

  26. Adora Tsang

    Adora TsangPred 7 dnevi

    Heartwarming to see there's no shortage of donation. People all want to help.

  27. Robert Gross

    Robert GrossPred 7 dnevi

    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.

  28. bodoti qwiu

    bodoti qwiuPred 7 dnevi

    It's scary for Europe

  29. misternan

    misternanPred 7 dnevi

    Us: Covid is making us suffer. Earth: Look who's talking??

  30. Anders Valberg

    Anders ValbergPred 8 dnevi

    ”The end is near”

  31. Ishu Baba

    Ishu BabaPred 8 dnevi

    We still gonna ignore nature issues: humans.

  32. N B

    N BPred 8 dnevi

    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.

  33. N B

    N BPred 8 dnevi

    Honestly I think the world is getting far too crazy because of dramatic and hysterical people on social media

  34. Sugar Dorjkhorloo

    Sugar DorjkhorlooPred 8 dnevi

    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!

  35. Kenji Chan

    Kenji ChanPred 8 dnevi

    Praying for the German ppl, love from Malaysia !!!

  36. Mmmbile It

    Mmmbile ItPred 8 dnevi

    From Singapore... May Allah protect Europe and all human kind.. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  37. Borneo Male

    Borneo MalePred 8 dnevi

    Prophecy to the nation of the world (2021) apostle renato d. Carillo (youtube)

  38. mark arnsberg

    mark arnsbergPred 8 dnevi

    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

  39. Peace Love

    Peace LovePred 8 dnevi

    My heart to you all. God bless you and you are all in my prayers.

  40. cqvio doli

    cqvio doliPred 8 dnevi

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

  41. EmpLerz

    EmpLerzPred 8 dnevi

    pray for all humanity 🙏

  42. Deb Wilson

    Deb WilsonPred 8 dnevi

    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

  43. ⛦Fakedream2⛦

    ⛦Fakedream2⛦Pred 8 dnevi

    It's scary for Europe

  44. ⛦Fakedream2⛦

    ⛦Fakedream2⛦Pred 8 dnevi

    I mean "dangerous"

  45. Kate Hopkins Brent

    Kate Hopkins BrentPred 9 dnevi

    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.

  46. cqvio doli

    cqvio doliPred 8 dnevi

    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.

  47. Sandhya Sethi

    Sandhya SethiPred 9 dnevi

    It is an Artificial rain war by America or China

  48. blueridgeocean

    blueridgeoceanPred 9 dnevi

    I was wondering where all of California's water had gone! 🤦‍♂️


    ENOCK CHERUIYOTPred 9 dnevi

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


    ENOCK CHERUIYOTPred 9 dnevi

    I thought European countries were far too advanced not to be affected by such small things as floods


    ENOCK CHERUIYOTPred 9 dnevi

    Mimi siweziwahurumia hao waovu wanaoitwa wazungu


    MELANIES CALERSPred 9 dnevi

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    MELANIES CALERSPred 9 dnevi

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    MELANIES CALERSPred 9 dnevi

    Mélanies CALERS

  56. Gilbert Faustino

    Gilbert FaustinoPred 9 dnevi

    our prayers and condolences

  57. Lenis Bennett

    Lenis BennettPred 9 dnevi

    It's surely a sign of the apocalypse.

  58. Jeaniej Butler

    Jeaniej ButlerPred 9 dnevi

    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.

  59. annag cocl

    annag coclPred 9 dnevi

    God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.

  60. Dirk Van Rijswijk

    Dirk Van RijswijkPred 9 dnevi

    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 !

  61. GoolagTube Sucks

    GoolagTube SucksPred 9 dnevi

    The public should camp out on the politicians' lawns until these problems are solved.

  62. Katie Noyb

    Katie NoybPred 9 dnevi

    Haarp doesn't know what else to do to keep pushing the climate agenda

  63. Bernadette Duroch

    Bernadette DurochPred 9 dnevi

    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.

  64. Bernadette Duroch

    Bernadette DurochPred 9 dnevi

    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.

  65. Loren Ricks

    Loren RicksPred 9 dnevi


  66. Loren Ricks

    Loren RicksPred 9 dnevi


  67. phantom walker

    phantom walkerPred 9 dnevi

    again,...lets build a town,city,,in a known flood plain.. no probs....

  68. Black Zero

    Black ZeroPred 9 dnevi

    They deserve it for banning hijabs. Don’t challenge Allah

  69. Rvve Duio

    Rvve DuioPred 9 dnevi

    God JESUS CHRIST blessesvtheir souls departed amen.

  70. berk balbay

    berk balbayPred 9 dnevi

    gerçek yıkımı paylaşsanıza

  71. Worship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of Zion

    Worship TheRealFatherYah Daughter of ZionPred 9 dnevi

    REPENT !!!!!! We are at the end … APTTMH YAH 👑

  72. Creepa

    CreepaPred 9 dnevi

    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.

  73. Lorna Denton

    Lorna DentonPred 9 dnevi

    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. .

  74. Lorna Denton

    Lorna DentonPred 9 dnevi

    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.

  75. Kentrung Rusak

    Kentrung RusakPred 9 dnevi

    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

  76. Eliza Roy

    Eliza RoyPred 9 dnevi

    ** 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.....

  77. Pamela Bailey

    Pamela BaileyPred 9 dnevi


  78. Lal R

    Lal RPred 9 dnevi

    God pls safe everyone.. very sad why d world in mess real messy

  79. Colt Gunman

    Colt GunmanPred 9 dnevi

    Let's gooo

  80. SDG

    SDGPred 9 dnevi

    Your government used HARRP against your people. Don’t be fooled!

  81. Larry Donor

    Larry DonorPred 10 dnevi

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

  82. Sunit Sahoo

    Sunit SahooPred 10 dnevi

    This is devastating. Hope and prayers for the people of Germany. ❤️

  83. Jakub

    JakubPred 10 dnevi

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

  84. Claus MS

    Claus MSPred 10 dnevi

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

  85. liouy cnny

    liouy cnnyPred 10 dnevi

    So sad. I lost it with the initial "It's unbeliveable" Lady spoke.

  86. Darron Sanderson

    Darron SandersonPred 10 dnevi

    Do not deny Climate Crisis. The Polar Caps are melting people.

  87. Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.

    Waltair Ribeiro dos Santos.Pred 10 dnevi

    Whith God is Family.

  88. A Novi

    A NoviPred 10 dnevi

    The Greens, like watermelons. Green on the outside, red on the inside. Don't be fooled.

  89. Tyrell Anderson

    Tyrell AndersonPred 10 dnevi

    **the water has receded

  90. alexyuliarto

    alexyuliartoPred 10 dnevi

    Do u still need proof???

  91. Bass Slapper

    Bass SlapperPred 10 dnevi

    Jesus is coming

  92. Johan Last

    Johan LastPred 10 dnevi

    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.

  93. Crillian Contour

    Crillian ContourPred 10 dnevi

    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.

  94. oum

    oumPred 10 dnevi

    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.

  95. Cometa Soulstar

    Cometa SoulstarPred 10 dnevi

    Artificial weather manipulation and depopulation.


    CLARICE OMOLOPred 10 dnevi

    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.

  97. Georg O.P. Eschert

    Georg O.P. EschertPred 10 dnevi

    over here the same ... Nature retaliated ---> good luck !

  98. All liberal non commies yup

    All liberal non commies yupPred 10 dnevi

    I thought this is only a Nepal's phenomenon

  99. Alita

    AlitaPred 10 dnevi

    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.

  100. Mari B.

    Mari B.Pred 10 dnevi

    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.

  101. Racan plays

    Racan playsPred 10 dnevi

    Stay safe from Jordan 🇯🇴🙏❤🇩🇪

  102. Leftist Censorship

    Leftist CensorshipPred 10 dnevi

    How this could happen to superior german race? Who allowed that?

  103. nick torea

    nick toreaPred 10 dnevi

    Klaus Schwab chairman of the world economic forum will be rubbing his hands together

  104. Jaques Nord

    Jaques NordPred 10 dnevi

    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❤🇵🇭🌴

  105. C W

    C WPred 10 dnevi

    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

  106. Gold Tau

    Gold TauPred 10 dnevi

    No worries, Elon is making us bi planetary

  107. Lucia Tionko

    Lucia TionkoPred 10 dnevi

    This is a the cause of climate change....all over the world should make an action. God bless us....

  108. Kong Thai

    Kong ThaiPred 10 dnevi

    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. 🥵.

  109. Victoria G

    Victoria GPred 10 dnevi

    Jesus is coming soon! Repent from your sins! Turn to Jesus Christ, he is the truth the way and the everlasting Life!