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Flood in Berchtesgaden: Dachauer in severe weather use


After the flood disaster, the Dachau THW went to the Berchtesgadener Land on the night of Sunday to help.

After the flood disaster, the Dachau THW went to the Berchtesgadener Land on the night of Sunday to help.

Flood in Berchtesgaden: According to THW board member Sven Langer, the Dachau specialist group "clearing" was requested by the THW regional association on Saturday at 11 p.m.

Six helpers then got a wheel loader and a Unimog ready for use and started straight into the field.

Since Sunday morning, they have been helping the local emergency services to clear roads that are no longer passable after mudslides.


Clearance service: Many roads in Berchtesgadener Land are currently impassable.

The THW helps with a wheel loader.

© Photo: THW

The Dachau clearing service was also accompanied by a truck, which the Dachau THWers hurriedly filled with around 500 sandbags on Sunday night.

“We always have around 600 sandbags in our warehouse,” says Langer.

The sacks were stacked on pallets anyway, so loading was possible without any problems.

Flood in Berchtesgaden: Dachauer in severe weather use

However, depending on how the situation in Berchtesgadener Land develops, the people of Dachau will stand by their feet for further missions: "It may well be that even more pumps and personnel will be requested," says Langer.

He and his colleagues therefore kept themselves ready for action.

The water rescue train of the BRK, which set out to provide support to the flood disaster area in North Rhine-Westphalia on Friday, was also ready for action (we reported).

But this group has already returned - without commitment.

As the BRK district chief Reiner Bertram from Fürstenfeldbruck reports, the on-site operations manager decided that the help from Upper Bavaria was not necessary.

The BRK Fürstenfeldbruck led the action, which also included forces from Dachau and Freising.

Flood in NRW: Dachauer on the way back

According to Bertram, the emergency train had driven the 600 kilometers into the disaster area because several dams threatened to break. Then the special knowledge of the rescuers and the material carried would have been used. It then turned out on site that the extreme case did not occur after all. There were water ingresses, but the dams would have held. The water rescue train remains on the alert. The water rescuers may now be needed in Berchtesgadener Land.

Source: merkur

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