Germany floods

Survivors, leaders in Germany remember victims of July floods that killed nearly 200

Catholic Bishop Georg Bätzing, chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, said he sees a glimmer of hope in the countless people who selflessly offered help to affected communities and individuals.

published on : 28th August 2021

Germany to warn of future floods with phone alerts

Some 70 people are still missing after torrents of water ripped through entire towns and villages, destroying bridges, roads, railways and swathes of housing.

published on : 26th July 2021

German railway: Floods cause USD 1.5 billion damage to network

Germany's national railway operator Deutsch Bahn said it will take months, if not years to restore everything, and is confident of repairing 80 per cent of damaged infrastructure by end of the year.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Heavy rain forecast to hit German flood regions at weekend

Across Germany at least 174 people died in the floods, and 31 deaths were reported from neighboring Belgium, taking the total toll to 205.

published on : 22nd July 2021

Flood-battered Germany prepares billions to rebuild

'I hope it will be a matter of days,' Chancellor Angela Merkel said, noting that she had met local victims 'left with nothing but the clothes on their backs'.

published on : 21st July 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours 'surreal' flood scene, vows aid and climate action

Merkel toured Schuld, a village on a tight curve of the Ahr River in western Germany where many buildings were damaged or destroyed by rapidly rising floodwaters on Wednesday night.

published on : 19th July 2021

Europe floods: Death toll over 120 as rescues continue

Authorities in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said 60 people had died there, including at least nine residents of an assisted living facility for people with disabilities.

published on : 16th July 2021

More than 30 dead, dozens missing in heavy European floods

Relentless rains through the night worsened the flooding conditions in eastern Belgium, where one person was reported drowned and at least another was missing.

published on : 15th July 2021