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The NRW district is sinking into flood chaos with a number of deaths - and the worst-case scenario does

2021-07-15T12:27:35.759Z

The flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia also hits Euskirchen on the edge of the Eifel with full force. There are several dead and a dam is very worrying.



The flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia also hits Euskirchen on the edge of the Eifel with full force.

There are several dead and a dam is very worrying.

  • A bad flood disaster hits the Eifel.

  • Also in the North Rhine-Westphalia part of the Eifel there are deaths and severe damage due to the storm.

  • The situation in the district of Euskirchen is particularly bad.

Munich / Euskirchen - The flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and parts of Rhineland-Palatinate in the middle of July shocks all of Germany.

One focus of the floods is in and on the edge of the Eifel, here in particular the village of Schuld is badly hit by the storm.

There are dead and many missing in the local district of Ahrweiler (Rhineland-Palatinate) to complain about.

Floods in Euskirchen (Eifel): Lamented a number of deaths and major damage in North Rhine-Westphalia

35 kilometers further the same picture: The district of Euskirchen with the small town of the same name (around 58,000 inhabitants) also suffered severe damage and devastation from the floods in North Rhine-Westphalia. "We are currently aware of eight deaths," said Thursday on the district's Facebook page 35 kilometers southwest of the metropolis of Cologne. The district declared a so-called large-scale operation.

In the communities of Blankenheim, Dahlem, Heimbach, Hellenthal, Kall, Nettersheim, Schleiden and parts of Mechernich and Bad Münstereifel, the power went out due to the storm.

“We are working flat out to restore the power supply.

Please understand that this will take some time.

We are currently unable to make a precise statement about the period of restoration, as our control center and large parts of Kall are cut off from the outside world, ”said

a spokesman for e-regio on the power outages and storm chaos in

, according to the news portal

24rhein.de

* Euskirchen and the surrounding area.

In the video: Dead and missing people after flooding in debt in the Eifel

Even more: As

reported by 24rhein.de

*, the Steinbachtalsperre in the Euskirchen district is classified as a "dangerous situation" because of the flood.

The dam is even threatening to break, they say.

Several villages below the dam would be cleared, the A61 motorway had been closed as a precaution.

Flood in Euskirchen: "Rescuing people in the Eifel" - cut off localities in North Rhine-Westphalia

The district of Euskirchen called on its residents to avoid basements and move to higher floors. It was initially unclear where the fatalities were to be mourned. "Rescues are taking place," the authorities said on Thursday (July 15). Fire and Technical Relief Organization (THW) were called to hundreds of missions, meanwhile the emergency number 112 broke according to media reports. Due to the water masses and mudslides, many access roads in the villages in and around the Eifel are currently impassable.

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Source: merkur

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