Heavy rain and heavy thunderstorms: The DWD warns of severe storms in NRW. In Cologne the Rhine overflows its banks, Düsseldorf evacuates a district due to flooding. It looks particularly bad in a city.
Update from July 14th, 7:10 pm: The heavy rains threaten one Flooding of the historic city center of Kornelimünster in Aachen. The news portal reports 24rhein.de *. The level in the Inde River in the district continues to rise, and floods are feared. The fire brigade is preparing an emergency shelter, it continues. Kornelimünster has a historic town center and is located in the southeast of the 250,000-inhabitant city of Aachen.
Update from July 14th, 6 p.m .: The current storm in Germany with heavy rain, floods and floods has the west of the Federal Republic firmly under control. In many places there are also considerable impairments in road traffic. So, according to the news portal 24rhein.de the A44 autobahn is closed in both directions from the Düsseldorf-Nord junction *. Anyone who is on the road despite the storm will be rerouted.
Floods and floods in NRW: Highest storm warning for the Rhineland
Update from July 14th, 5:30 p.m.: The weather in Germany * remains extreme in July: For Wednesday evening he has German Weather Service (DWD) A severe weather warning * of the highest level is issued for the Rhineland between Aachen, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Bonn as well as for western Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. There it should continue to rain heavily with considerable amounts of precipitation. In Saarbrücken, attempts are currently being made in vain to salvage a floating ship because of the flood.
First report from July 14th: Munich / Cologne / Düsseldorf – alarm in NRW! The heavy rain * caused flooding and flooding in many parts of North Rhine-Westphalia. Especially The situation in Hagen is dramatic. Masses of mud and water* have a district noisy The West completely flooded.
Floods and floods in North Rhine-Westphalia: Hagen asks the Bundeswehr for help, Düsseldorf reacts
The city has now even asked the German Armed Forces for help in clearing the infrastructure of mud and clearing roads. Parts of the city center are no longer passable due to the flood. Videos and photos on social media show streets, cars and other vehicles that are flooded by the masses of water. Due to the extreme storm, the city has set up the first emergency shelters for citizens who cannot go back to their homes for the time being.
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The Düsseldorf crisis team calls on citizens to voluntarily leave the area of the Ostpark settlement NOW. Affected is the area between the street triangle Zweibrückenstrasse, Rapunzelweg and Dreherstrasse. # Heavy rain pic.twitter.com/FamYOVGz9j
– City of Düsseldorf (@Duesseldorf) July 14, 2021
The situation is also alarming in the state capital of NRW. In Düsseldorf (around 620,000 inhabitants) the crisis team asked the citizens of the Ostpark settlement to vacate their homes because of the floods* “To leave voluntarily”. Also the City of Cologne (around 1.08 million inhabitants) is fighting against the floods *. The fire brigade is in constant use, the first footbridges are being built. In many places the Rhine has already overflowed its banks. Only on Wednesday lunchtime did the Cologne fire brigade say it was deployed around 100 times.
Floods and floods in North Rhine-Westphalia: Very high water levels expected in Cologne due to continuous rain
According to Cologne Express the metropolis on the Rhine is still facing the trickiest phase of the floods. So the level should rise again significantly on Thursday, in the morning a water level of about 5.70 meters should be reached. On Friday morning, a level of 7 meters is expected to be exceeded. The reason for this is the continuous rain with still very high amounts of precipitation in parts of Germany *. Water levels of up to 8 meters cannot be ruled out in Cologne.
The infrastructure in the Rhineland has also been significantly affected by the floods. As of Wednesday afternoon, nothing was happening on the crossing from the A555 from Bonn to the A4 to Aachen. The railway has meanwhile blocked the route between Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof and Wuppertal-Vohwinkel because of the floods. Also between Herzogenrath and Aachen Hauptbahnhof there is currently no more rail traffic due to the storm. (pm) *Merkur.de and rhein24.de are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA
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