Several dead, devastated streets, disrupted cellular network: The Ahrweiler district was hit particularly hard by the storms. The news ticker.
- Storms * in Rhineland-Palatinate: The consequences of the floods * are devastating.
- The Ahrweiler district speaks of 1,300 missing people.
- SPD * Prime Minister Malu Dreyer was shocked on ZDF.
- This news ticker on the floods in Rhineland-Palatinate is updated regularly.
Update from July 16, 10:01 a.m.: How many people are currently missing in Rhineland-Palatinate? Prime Minister Malu Dreyer said in Trier that there are “very different numbers, we cannot verify them at the moment”. She hope and pray that many are missing because of the disruption of cellular communications and telephone lines (see first report) just not reachable.
Dreyer said that in some communities, however, with water receding, missing people were only found dead. “That is a horror,” said the SPD politician. “You could really only cry there.”
Storm in Rhineland-Palatinate: Ahrweiler district reports 1,300 missing people
Our first report from July 16: Mainz – 1300 people. So many people are still missing after the flood disaster, according to the Ahrweiler district. This is also due to the partially paralyzed cellular network. Therefore, there is no cell phone reception and many people are unavailable, said a spokeswoman for the authorities dpa.
The number of deaths in Rhineland-Palatinate has meanwhile risen to 50. “The fear is that there will be more,” said a police spokesman on Friday morning. The salvage work continued.
Flood in Rhineland-Palatinate: Bundeswehr helps because of damage in the Ahrweiler district
The spokesman could not say exactly how many people are still missing, especially in the region around Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. The Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Minister Roger Lewentz (SPD) had spoken the evening before that the fate of 40 to 60 people was still unclear.
The clean-up and salvage work continued on Friday morning. Bundeswehr soldiers also came to the flood regions to provide support.
Storm in Rhineland-Palatinate: 200 emergency services on the way to Ahrweiler
200 emergency services made their way to the region around Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate with 100 ambulances in Bruchsal (Karlsruhe district). The emergency services will help move patients from hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities, the city said on Thursday.
The cars drove in convoys with 25 vehicles each. According to the information, the deployment takes place at the request of the Ministry of the Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate. The situation is also dramatic in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Rhein-Erft district has now declared a disaster there, how 24ruhr.de * reported.
Severe weather consequences in Rhineland-Palatinate: Dreyer (SPD) fears “long, expensive way”
“The suffering is great in our state. Our state has never seen anything like it, “said Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer on Friday in the” Morgenmagazin “. It is clear that this disaster cannot be tackled by the federal state alone, especially not by the municipalities. “It is a long way. Also an expensive way, ”said the SPD * politician.
Dreyer called it “reassuring” that the federal government had already promised help. It also called for more efforts to protect the climate. This “wave of madness” has blown all dimensions, there is no protection against it. Therefore, above all, the cause of such a situation must now be eliminated. “Anyone who has not yet understood that climate change has its consequences cannot be helped.” (AFP / frs) * Merkur.de and 24rhein.de are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA