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Fear of new floods on the Seebach


Those affected by the floods of August 30th demand flood protection for the settlement on Seebach. But they have little hope of funding from the emergency fund.

Those affected by the floods of August 30th demand flood protection for the settlement on Seebach.

But they have little hope of funding from the emergency fund.


- The settlement on Seebach in Oberdorfen is a ghost town.

In the flood disaster on August 30th, 30 houses were flooded.

24 families had to leave their homes, including the Aschers with their two small children: "With us, the water not only ran into the basement, but also downstairs - we are severely affected," says Simone Ascher.

The actress and her family have lived in a

boarding house on the B 15 in Dorfen

since then


You and the other victims feel left alone by the authorities.


So far so bad.

In February / March, however, most of the residents will come back, by then the houses will be renovated, says Ascher: “And until then, the residents need security.

What if there is heavy rain again? ”After all, the flood could repeat itself at any time.

The damage in the affected houses amounted to 150,000 euros plus 70,000 euros in damage to household items. Together that amounts to 5.3 million euros in the entire settlement. Those affected could not hope for emergency aid from the hardship fund of the Free State of Bavaria, estimates Franz Wunschik: "That doesn't work for any of us." The repair of the damage would tear a huge hole in the budget of the residents, but the "economic existence." “Am not threatened. And according to the application documents, that is a prerequisite for emergency aid.

Therefore, those affected now hope that the donations will be paid out to the district account (see article below).

“That won't be much per capita, but it helps - that sounds banal now, all winter clothes were in the basement, now we have to buy new shoes and clothes for the children,” says Ascher.

Those affected are afraid of new floods from heavy rain.

“The Seebach must be cleaned immediately so that it can flow again,” says Wunschik and shows the latest photos.

"The water has been accumulating here since the tidal wave." The first step is therefore to maintain the stream.

Civil engineering department manager Jürgen Dietrich promised this immediately at a crisis meeting in Dorfen's town hall on Wednesday.

In addition, a missing earth wall is being built.

So far, the city of Dorfen has not taken any immediate measures to secure the houses on the Seebach against future floods, complain the residents. The criticism of Mayor Heinz Grundner grew louder and louder. Now a group of those affected around Ascher has sought a conversation with the city administration. "I want to put it carefully - the result was constructive," said Ascher after the meeting.

They sat together at the table for a good two hours, tell the delegates from Oberdorf.

“Something is finally moving, even if not to the extent that we would like - and only six weeks after the disaster,” sums up Wunschik.

The mayor, town hall employee Anita Feckl, building authority manager Franz Wandinger and civil engineering department manager Dietrich were on the one hand and on the other hand she, Wunschik and Oliver Hecker.

The heavy rain map will also be presented at the next meeting of the Environment, Nature and Climate Committee of the city of Dorfen on October 27, promises Grundner.

“The Seebach area has priority.

The expectations of those affected are high - we will set in motion quickly anything that can be done. "


Source: merkur

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