Valley - After the severe storms in the summer of 2021, the Valley community is working on a concept against heavy rain and floods.
The floods in July 2021 also wreaked havoc in the Valley community.
In order to be better prepared for such heavy rain in the future, the municipality is working on a concept for emergencies - which should help the municipality and those affected.
Numerous flooded houses, destroyed property and strokes of fate that continue to this day - the heavy rains and floods had massive consequences for residents, especially in Oberdarching.
How should it go on, how can one react to such natural disasters?
This was recently wanted at the meeting of the municipal council Josef Klaus jun.
(CSU) know from Mayor Bernhard Schäfer.
Take flood protection measures
As he reported, there have been numerous conversations with those affected on site in the past few months.
"In these, I was always told that it would only work together," explained Schäfer.
Every homeowner must take precautions for their buildings.
Nonetheless, the municipality is also under pressure to take flood protection measures.
According to Schäfer, there were two meetings with the local fire departments.
In these, the deployments were discussed again and opportunities for improvement with regard to deployment plans, alarms, prevention and cooperation with the Miesbach district were developed.
Contact homeowners in danger zone
In addition, the municipality creates a checklist and collects information material on how every citizen can better protect himself against floods in the future.
According to the mayor, every homeowner who lives in a danger zone should be contacted by letter.
Personal protective measures could then also be discussed.
Since the Dorfbach in Oberdarching in particular was unable to hold the water in July, it is now being dredged and cleared of vegetation and shrub growth.
According to Schäfer, the association for the maintenance of third-order waters is taking care of larger measures such as the construction of damaged bank passages.
In addition, there is an appointment with a company that creates suitable flood protection devices.
Increase retention basin at Oberdarching
The Kokai planning office has drawn up a flood protection concept for the community.
As a first measure, the planners suggested increasing the retention basin near Oberdarching.
Markus Nöscher (CSU) asked whether the concept also included the latest events: "It's a completely new situation now."
This is not yet the case, explained Schäfer, but talks are still taking place in this regard.
Barbara Walter (CSU) suggested applying for the special funding program of the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment for protection against flash floods.
Schäfer wanted to wait for further suggestions from the engineering office in this regard.
Criticism of the procedure
Walter also reported that some affected citizens felt left alone with their worries.
The community did not provide any information on how to proceed.
Not even the local councils knew that a concept was already being worked on.
"It has not been so easy to get appointments and information in the past few weeks," said Schäfer, defending the approach.
The vacation time in August would not have been conducive to this.
"I don't believe in quick action and actionism in such an important matter," emphasized the mayor.
The community is in the process of processing the flood event and developing concepts for the future.