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Weather in Germany: The devastation of the flood

2021-07-15T07:15:31.733Z

Fire and rescue services are in constant use, evacuating people, securing dams and stopping torrents. But the water masses cannot be controlled everywhere. The weather situation in Germany in pictures.



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The low »Bernd« moves on over Germany and causes heavy rain and chaos.

The city of Hagen in North Rhine-Westphalia is particularly affected.

The level of the Lenne rose and the river flooded the Hagen-Hohenlimburg wild water park.

Photo: Marius Schwarz / imago images / Marius Schwarz

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The storm caused devastation.

A senior center in Hagen was flooded and had to be evacuated.

The property was covered with rubble and debris.

Photo:

Christopher Neundorf / imago images / Kirchner-Media

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In the Hohenlimburg district of Hagen the water shot through the streets ...

Photo: Marius Schwarz / imago images / Marius Schwarz

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... and left behind dirt, earth and stones.

Local residents tried to drain the water.

Photo:

Marius Schwarz / imago images / Marius Schwarz

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In Leichlingen, residents helped themselves through the floods of the Wupper.

Due to the heavy rainfall, the level of the river had risen sharply.

Photo: Roberto Pfeil / dpa

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In Leichlingen, parts of the city had to be evacuated.

The area below the Diepentalsperre, where a dam threatened to break, was particularly affected.

Photo: Roberto Pfeil / dpa

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In Düsseldorf, the level of the Düssel rose so much that streets were flooded.

The fire brigade fought against the water with sandbags.

Photo: SASCHA STEINBACH / EPA

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The technical relief organization was also involved in the work.

The Grafenberg district of Düsseldorf was particularly hard hit.

The residents of the Ostparksiedlung should leave their apartments there.

Photo:

SASCHA STEINBACH / EPA

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In Rummenohl near Hagen, too, residents had to struggle with the masses of water.

Photo:

Jonas Güttler / dpa

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Wheel loaders and tractors cleared mud and debris from the flooded federal highway 54.

Photo: Jonas Güttler / dpa

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In St. Goar, Rhineland-Palatinate, a jetty on the banks of the Rhine was washed over by the flood.

Photo: Thomas Frey / dpa

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The water of the Rhine rose so high in Mainz-Kastel that the palm trees of a restaurant at the Schönborn bastion stood in the river water.

Photo: Andreas Arnold / dpa

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A fireman in Kordel waded through the Bahnhofstrasse that was flooded by the Kyll during the night.

Photo:

Harald Tittel / dpa

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The streets of Esch (Ahrweiler district) also turned into torrents.

Numerous cellars were full.

Photo:

Thomas Frey / dpa

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In Gelsdorf, drivers still dared to go through the floods with their cars.

Photo: Thomas Frey / dpa

Source: spiegel

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