Floods and flooding caused by torrential rains took hold in many parts of Germany on Monday. Heavy rains caused water levels to rise, and emergency services battling the effects of the floods warned that the difficult situation could continue for several days.
The city of Windehausen in the Nordhausen district of Thuringia, central Germany, was completely submerged. Its residents were evacuated from their homes.
“Windehausen underwater. The evacuation process has been continuing since 12:00 noon. The crisis team does a really good job. thank you for that! I wish those affected by the disease a lot of strength, and I hope that they will quickly return to their four walls. — Thuringia Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow wrote on the internet platform X (formerly Twitter). “Electricity and sanitation are not working,” he stated in another post.
He also added, The sports hall can accommodate about 400 residents. According to the director of the fire brigade in the Nordhausen district, Daniel Kunze, the water level in this area reaches 70 cm.
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In some parts of Germany, flood and storm warnings were issued. According to German services, on Monday evening, 45 rivers reached the third level out of four warning levels.
Water levels remain high, including: in Lower Saxony and in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. The risk of flooding remains high in these areas due to renewed rainfall and high soil saturation.
Source: tagesschau.de, mdr.de
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