Floods in Germany: Could loss of life have been prevented? | DW News

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Four days after torrential rains triggered deadly floods in western Germany, survivors have now turned their focus toward the daunting task of rebuilding. But with emergency services still busy looking for bodies and securing vital infrastructure, many residents are left to seek help from volunteers - or go it alone. And many are wondering if authorities could have done more to warn communities about the coming deluge.

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Juancho Francois
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It all started when a European brought porcelain to German soil from china 600 years ago. Now everything in Germany is made in china. Modern things German are easily dispossable. The real treasures went to aristocrats - some auctioned to foreigners for more money. It is just a question of what country in southeast Asia these flood scraps are to be dumped again like what Canada ought to do for local western dirt management.
Cactus Flower
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I wish I could go there and help! I would be honored to roll my sleeves up with such hard working people! Much respect from USA!
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CHRYSTOPHER C. DIZON 2 dagar sedan
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Sal Valdvso
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Prayers to you guys!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Brian Brewster
Brian Brewster 3 dagar sedan
There is NOTHING to be prevent this, and very damn little to mitigate something like this when you have four continuous days of torrential downpours. That is the sad reality of Mother Nature. Although, it might be wise to have any low lying regions near waterways to consider never rebuilding quite so close by and to elevate structures as high as possible as per building atop stilts. But aside from this, I was very happy to see how great the German people were volunteering like they did to clean up this horrible mess. It may not bring lives back, but it certainly will help to heal those that survived.
Himanshu Patel
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We should not use fossil fuels now. We should buy Electric vehicles to save the environment.
Manny Bee
Manny Bee 3 dagar sedan
Weed I sad
Nana Akosua
Nana Akosua 3 dagar sedan
Germans are great people
singleladies _1927
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As I am watching the news about this devastation, I remember vividly the devastation my country also experienced. It was 2013 the biggest and destructive typhoon Haiyan. the devastation is astonishing and no words can describe what happened there. We are one of the thousand families also that were affected. everything was completely destroyed and thousands have lost their lives. my heart goes out to all the victims and may God bless us all.
LOGICAL VICHAR 4 dagar sedan
This is just the start If Green house gases and pollution induced climate changes are not stopped by the end of century extreme weather event induced damage will be much more than can be reconstructed.
Los sismos, tormentas y rumores de guerra, etc. que están ocurriendo en la mayor parte del Mundo revelan que estamos viviendo el Fin del Mundo. Jesucristo dice: "Todo la humanidad será purifificad o flagelada por inmoral y mundana"
Zocken undso
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Instead of using a normal siren, speakers would be more effictive. They could have made a warning in the moment they got the information over them. Even old people with no internet would have got the info that way. Its way faster then with TV or the internet. Because you reach everyone in town, no matter the age. I can understand that they didnt knew how big the flood is going to be, but its better to give a false warning then none.
beg11 Maker
beg11 Maker 4 dagar sedan
If you see some people fighting in the floods and fighting for their life in the floods, first he they have to show you a negative covid test or vaccination passport, then you have to give them the sanitizer in case they don't have one in the pocket, and just after all this is made you are allowed to give them hand to help them get out of water. If there is nothing of covid prevention, then let them go with the water. Thank you for your cooperation !
beg11 Maker
beg11 Maker 4 dagar sedan
What is going on here. You can't clean the street's and overall can't be cleaned anything without the Health department. First you must make a Covid-19 Test, then you can go on streets to clean, or you take you Vaccination passport with you. And please use the Sanitizer every time you touch something. For any case take one or two masks with you, in case Bill Gates come to visit the flooded areas. Sanitizers will be placed everywhere on the streets. Thank you for your cooperation !!!
Caroline 4 dagar sedan
How about putting one specific ALARM-SOUND in place in every city, that tells people to go to a HIGH PLACE...! A sound that everyone can HEAR & everyone instantly can RECOGNIZE as saying: FLOOD = COMING!
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss 4 dagar sedan
Why is the host pressing a hydrometeoroligist to analyze how the government medially conveyed the output of the warning system, smh
Sri 369
Sri 369 5 dagar sedan
We love you Germany..From INDIA 🇮🇳
G Z 5 dagar sedan
And I guess "I pet goat" doesn't say anything at all about this. or do you prefer to stay in the dark?
J champagne
J champagne 5 dagar sedan
They need a reception office to handle the work of volunteers. There may already be.
suji jordhan
suji jordhan 5 dagar sedan
I heard the news.... Felt sad.... ,prayed for our brother's and sister's
Ari Moto
Ari Moto 6 dagar sedan
If God said be flood there will be flood. Remember God will Sending punishment to the ungrateful. This is just a warm-up, maybe the next one can be worse
Ju Ju
Ju Ju 6 dagar sedan
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Muhtaram Khan
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Iwant ihelp to this tiam german pupel
Edward Schwenk
Edward Schwenk 6 dagar sedan
At 1:00 she said a beer hall was destroyed? Now that IS a tragedy, and should be top priority in regards to being made operational once again.
Vitamin Protein from arctic.
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God will punishment for your deeds may be...like a Asian karma theory...
Edith Glover
Edith Glover 6 dagar sedan
Lord have mercy on them I pray. Be with them in the hour of their need. Hold them close Lord.
Sukhjinder Insan
Sukhjinder Insan 6 dagar sedan
These all effects are that we are promoting Non Veg.Because We killed God's children Animals, now God shows his Power, if we are not stop the violence,we will see again and again all this.
Shehzad Ashraf
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whoever claims super power the real super power ( God ) will get angry TC
A.R Ahmed
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Sausage and beer that’s true German
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اللهم زد وبارك من الامطار الغزيرة على كل منطقة كانت صحراوية وإجعلها مياه وبحيرات كبيرة وضخمة⛈🌧⛈⛈🌈⛈⛈⛈ أللهم إجعل جزيرة ألعرب مروجاً وأنهاراً أللهم إسترجع ألأمطار ألغزيرة في جزيرة ألعرب اللهم عجل فرج وليك العدل المنتظر اللهم اظهر المهدي المنتظر
Rick Matyos
Rick Matyos 6 dagar sedan
Let CCP do the counting… dead would be 16 and nobody missing….
Carolyn Reed
Carolyn Reed 7 dagar sedan
Scorpio my mom told me for them not to be fooling around up in the heavens
Carolyn Reed
Carolyn Reed 7 dagar sedan
Get on the dam news to stop going back an forth going into Space are they nuts killing us stop please don't let them keep messing around up in Scace
Carolyn Reed
Carolyn Reed 7 dagar sedan
F ing is what has happened f ing with gods places stop going to space do you can you understand English what this you don't understand
Carolyn Reed
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Explain for them to stop going into Space that's god place stop please stop f ing with Space are you nuts!!!!!
Carolyn Reed
Carolyn Reed 7 dagar sedan
Tight /true
Carolyn Reed
Carolyn Reed 7 dagar sedan
My mother told me long years ago people was going crazey for fooling with gods world like fooling around in Space rockets stop doing that don't put rockets in thy heaven stop please don't go to Space any longer are you mean hateful no good stop going to Space f ing with gods heavens
Carolyn Reed
Carolyn Reed 7 dagar sedan
Carolyn Reed
Carolyn Reed 7 dagar sedan
Stay thy f out Space fooling with gods world are you nuts people
Srinivasan Srinivasan
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Sad day germany🇳🇪
yun d
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do you know in china , there is a sentence, if you go abroad , you will love your own country. i see the news from YOUTOBE, then i love china more than before. think why? because you are liers about china.
Eiffel Course
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Our pray from Indonesia
Eiffel Course
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No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. (Quran Surah. At-Taghaabun 64: Verse 11) Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala said: وَمَاۤ اَصَا بَكُمْ مِّنْ مُّصِيْبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ اَيْدِيْكُمْ وَيَعْفُوْا عَنْ كَثِيْرٍ  "And whatever strikes you of disaster - it is for what your hands have earned; but He pardons much." (QS. Ash-Shura 42: Verse 30) مَاۤ اَصَا بَ مِنْ مُّصِيْبَةٍ اِلَّا بِاِ ذْنِ اللّٰهِ ۗ وَمَنْ يُّؤْمِنْ بِۢا للّٰهِ يَهْدِ قَلْبَهٗ ۗ وَا للّٰهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيْمٌ "No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah - He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things." (QS. At-Taghaabun 64: Verse 11)
sabonis3000 7 dagar sedan
What they did in ww2
National Socialist Filipino Worker's Party
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Germany's weakness is natural disasters
We will take care sanitation and cleaning after floods.
Robin inter
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REMEMBER YOUR JESUS....atheisme,you let the cruch ....Repent your faith...before too late...JESUS LOVE YOU
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is it haarp?
Priscilla Serrano
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I think natural disaster is not in the human control. Any safety precaution or environmental measures to avoid such natural distruction.Its so sad that many people died. Only God knows what happen next.
Nick Lomangino
Nick Lomangino 7 dagar sedan
Yes if the elite stop using drones to influence weather ie creating electrical charges that make rain. They will blame climate change and use that to tax and control with overreaching government!
This world is ours
This world is ours 7 dagar sedan
We are trying to survive in this tiny planet, but now she's needs help to survive and so whats left for us?
Jana Likowski
Jana Likowski 7 dagar sedan
Please help and donate, for example to the German Red Cross (DRK), DRK: IBAN: DE63370205000005023307, BIC: BFSWDE33XXX Stichwort (keyword): Hochwasser (flood)
Enir Chaves
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É só OSenhor Deus PaiSoberAno Deus....que tem o poder de mudar essa situação pede perdão a Deus pelos seus pecados
Nasrul maju mapan ajinomoto
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Semoga cepat terasi kami di indonesia turut perihatin 😔
evolution rhythm
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FYI, the reality is, the next time you are on a Jetplane, you're obviously polluting the atmosphere with CO2, which is changing the Planet's climate. Unfortunately, that fact will not stop the majority of people from choosing the more polluting methods of travel. In general, we have cultures where most people either won't choose to reduce their CO2 emissions or can't due to the system ( e.g., have to travel to work using fossil-fueled transport or be unemployed)
evolution rhythm
evolution rhythm 8 dagar sedan
Yes, the future where billions of people will die due to climate change can hopefully be prevented. "We" tend to only ask those questions after we don't prevent stuff.
Melinda Mullins
Melinda Mullins 8 dagar sedan
Devastating this natural disaster flood waters. 😥😔🙏 condolences to all the families that lost loved ones.
Melinda Mullins
Melinda Mullins 8 dagar sedan
Dargombes Mblegede
Dargombes Mblegede 8 dagar sedan
Azab dari Allah hai manusi ,jangan merusak dimuka bumi. ,Merusak SDH dimasukkan di Alquean pasti terjadi
Dargombes Mblegede
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Dunia sudah dirusak sama kemajuan tekhnologi canggih itu Imbasnya
Evangelina Lelina
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Keep safe everyone.
Mt Al
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Australia, Germany, Indonesia and now China. You cannot tell me this is normal.
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Georg Restle (Monitor/ARD) twitterte dazu, die Flutopfer sollten sich sehr genau anschauen, wer ihnen da eigentlich aus dem Schlamm hilft.
Goofungusmuck! 8 dagar sedan
Angela Merkle doesn't have a german word for this catastrophic event but I do. It's holocaust.
Emanuel Goku
Emanuel Goku 8 dagar sedan
This is God's Punishment the Judgement is near praise God
Sari Dewi
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It's a God's warning! Can we imagine how Germany as such a green country in the blue continent has massive flood like that. Then what about us in countries like in Asia 😓
Diljan 10
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My condolences for the deceased families 🇵🇰
ArK X 8 dagar sedan
Economic en-equality is what's causing climate change the rich nations may spent billions and strangle themselves with strict environmental laws but unless you help the little guys polluting around you then it's all useless
Babak P
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N 8 dagar sedan
So sad.🙏🏼💞 to all who are affected by this catastrophe.🇺🇸
Saved By Grace
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"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
Animals Time
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"Wake up" the Creator of heaven and earth is in control of everything, it means, He owns all things, He allowed catastrophe to happen, He is aware, it happens for a purpose. Accept Jesus us Lord and Savior. Read the bible. More More tribulations will come be ready
Rizza Johnson
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Flood Plains can't build houses.
F M 8 dagar sedan
Meanwhile in China during henan enormous flood: All the other provinces in China started transporting living resources, and rescue within 2 hrs, most arrived within 1 day despite the horrific storm. People from nearby provinces risk their own lives to send food, save lives, make sure none of the sewers are blocked, and provide mental support. Donation all over media and social organisations, some Chinese companies that have lost billions in profit in the past few years donated millions of euros at risk of bankruptcy, low-key yet still found out by a few people, then the word spread and people rushed to buy their products and send money to the company, and insist on things like "Paid, you can just send me an empty box I'll be happier." Shops, schools, some military sites, anywhere not yet flooded in henan are open to the public and people living in tall buildings host as many smelly strangers as possible at their own homes. Scientific survival tips and real time information all over on the Internet, mouth-by-mouth so that people can help themselves and others, spread faster than ever. Similar things during any disaster in China I've heard. Every time I feel so astonished by how selfless and united humans can be and what amazing results it can lead to (just imagine that happening across the globe, we could save the world). Unfortunately, you can't yet name any other place like this, only in China.
Sylvia Whyte
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It's time to turn to the Lord, Germany. Jesus loves you. Lotd of Love from Ghana
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Bahrain Manama
Bahrain Manama 8 dagar sedan
ariza koliik
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Millete bak bizim ülkemizde böyle olsa aya çıkar lar görün başka ülkelerde nasıl ne oluyor gidin orda yaşayın 🇹🇷🤲🇹🇷🤲
vkn s
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Be proud Germans you can overcome this challenges ...💝
Наталя Трав
Наталя Трав 9 dagar sedan
We still have a chance to minimize climate change!!! To do this people need to unite and build a Creative Society.👍 Read more at 24.07.2021 15:00 GMT at the unique Global Online Conference "The Global Crisis. It's about everyone. Join...
Op 9 dagar sedan
All nations together should take definitive action against climate change
ARDO K. 9 dagar sedan
fareeha xoxo
fareeha xoxo 9 dagar sedan
Recover soon💜🥀
Seb W
Seb W 9 dagar sedan
They lie!!Days before the flood,It was clear that this will happen.The Dams around were kompletely full and they didn't drained them.What about Rain Radar!?There was enough warning Time.The dude at the end is also a Liar
Africangems cutting & jeweler
Africangems cutting & jeweler 9 dagar sedan
Really felt sorry for you loss
Ella Nettling
Ella Nettling 9 dagar sedan
A six year old girl got overwhelmed by the flood and was pushed though a hair dresser shop window, now dead. Also, German politicians once show that they'e either incompetent or don't care. E.g. Phillip Amthor hold a digital event to get younger people interested for his party, and embrarrassed himself and his party greatly, instead of doing anything useful. He isn't a high or important politician, but still!
Lorenzo Ordóñez
Lorenzo Ordóñez 9 dagar sedan
God Bless Germany prayers and condolences to the victims of the tragedy ... loving brother from the Philippines
Iqram Hussain
Iqram Hussain 9 dagar sedan
Stay strong Germany, a country of humanity. Love from Bangladesh.
Achim Gruber
Achim Gruber 9 dagar sedan
Thank you very much. We are all in this together. Stay strong too. Bangladesh is beautiful. I love your Saints. Best wishes to you from Germany.
Sugar Dorjkhorloo
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Mongolia has carried out terrorist attacks using coronavirus biological and chemical weapons around the world, killing 4,000,000 people, disrupting the health of millions and disrupting the international economy! and Mongolia, in collaboration with meteorologists, is killing people and damaging the economy through natural disasters such as lightning, earthquakes, torrential rains and floods! The last two examples are the floods in the European Union and China. Mongolia needs to compete with the rest of the world on the right path of development! Mongolia warns to stop terrorism and sabotage!
Teddy Bear Roosevelt
Teddy Bear Roosevelt 9 dagar sedan
Of course it could have been prevented! Look across the border to the Dutch with their silly language, their beaches and of course their ‘coffee’ shops that don’t sell coffee: zero deaths. What makes Holland different? The Dutch authorities have put people in charge of this who know how to deal with extreme water situations. Cause thousands of years of fighting battles against the sea creates a certain mindset. It is one area with a few artificial lines drawn in it, the border between Germany and Holland being one of them. And across the other Dutch border, the one with Belgium, you see similar mayhem to what you find in Germany. The only logical difference is government policy. If the German and Belgian governments hire Dutch engineers then the next disaster won’t be so bad.
Teffany Mananes
Teffany Mananes 9 dagar sedan
Praying for all affected in Europe, Jehovah God will bless you all.
Saved By Grace
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He is bringing judgment on them so that they will repent. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Tabithah Ngabe
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carlo nicola Nonnis
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the autorities, use your money for army and doesn't have time to help people
Mike Cole
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Borneo Male
Borneo Male 9 dagar sedan
prophecy to the nation of the world (2021) apostle renato d. carillo (youtube)
Queen's Head
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Germans are strong people no matter what happens Germans will rebuild itself again. Ich liebe dich meine Brüder und Schwester Gott es mit dich.
Wilma Donato
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Prayer to all effected flooding in Germany ,be strong hope quickly recovery,,God bless
Sherbet_Bomb 9 dagar sedan
Shocking. Oh my God. Be strong Germany. From Australia.
The Few
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J. Leon knew too the future. As I did. Spoke w Iyou starting 2014. Was on Molokai. Now in SC. Yes came home. For the party. I'm da rocketman56, trouble out there too. UN took over. We don't even know the county we grew old in now. But we kept our soul spirit and freedom. I kept mine at great peril to bring u info. I see was worth it. I sure don't like clowns. I never did sweat the small things. Being microwave d isn't small The agency said I am a legend. Sure ain't fun .
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