Germany and the impact of extreme weather | DW Documentary

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Whole areas washed away by the floods, entire villages wiped out, houses destroyed. More than 160 people have died. Despite excellent infrastructure and sound disaster relief, the effects of extreme weather on Germany are devastating.

On the night of 15 July, storms destroyed whole swaths of land in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Shortly afterwards, heavy rain ravaged Bavaria and wreaked havoc in the Netherlands, Austria, and Belgium. Only in the days that followed did the full extent of the catastrophe become apparent.

Now, people are returning to their homes, or what’s left of them. They are overwhelmed by their own helplessness and by the force and speed with which entire livelihoods have been wiped out. Now, the big cleanup begins—which will take years. How are people in the affected regions coping?

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For any lives that's been loss in Germany, I send my condolences to those families who loss someone and I pray for the recovery of Germany .

Author — M.A.S.S Zehcnas

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Sending our prayers to Germany, Belgium and Netherlands, all the way from Philippines. Floods are extremely devastating indeed. Our heart especially goes out to those who lost a loved one and those that are still missing.
Just like us, I know you guys will recover from this soon. Glad that this brought a strong solidarity among people.

Author — Shy Vil

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Prayers Germany! Wish I had the means to go help these communities and let them know we are here for them in America. So many of us have lost so much from floods, and many other natural disasters. I would love to be able to go help these ppl.

Author — Nichole Marie Johnson Forbis

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Ohhh, my heart goes out to the families, all affected by this absolute devastation. God be with you all.

Author — Johnie Kemp

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Complete sadness 😔
I'm so tearful that such tragic events are near daily. The impact to people and the environment will take time to acknowledge, as the water ways are polluted. Prayers for all affected 🙏💜🙏

Author — Inquiz- Ahteev

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Muito triste 😢, pelas imagens vemos o sofrimento das pessoas, os resgates, a destruição, as pessoas se ajudando. Deus cuide de todas essas famílias, gostaria de saber como estão todos agora.

Author — Marlene Horn Nunes

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I've felt so much heartbreak for my country,
but when the woman said that all of these strangers started showing up and helping them,
it felt like the first measure of hope in the wake of a deluge of pain and despair.

Author — Lord Fluffykinz

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I’m so glad that people survived.So sad for the ones who didn’t

Author — Lisa Margaret

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Sad to see people in difficult situations 😪, wishing Germany a fast recovery

Author — anoop anand

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My heart goes to the people of Germany. My best friend is German and she had to rush home because of all this. I hope she and her family are okay.

Author — Delight Loves Movies

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Sending prayers and blessings. See-ing the community work together brings them closer and it's heart warming too.

Author — Preddy Madly

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Condolences to the victims of this disaster. May you restore back what you’ve lost and be comforted during this hard times.

Author — Roger Brunt

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My deepest sympathy for the loss of your love one and family. My prayers are for your recoveries.

Author — Glenn Ambrocio

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Sending our prayers to germany, belgium and netherlands. I am sorry for the lost of many lives..

Author — Merlyn Prado

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Huge loss. Can't imagine the sorrow of these affected people. Even then people are so generous. Great...

Author — Rakesh Panwar

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Espero se recuperen pronto. Un abrazo desde Veracruz, México. Tomás

Author — Passer De soirée

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Devastating!! My heart goes out to everyone!!

Author — Sesame Sweet

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Prayers for the people of Germany in their difficult times from the people of India.
May God be with you.

Author — Dilip Save

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This is so devastating and heart wrenching to watch. How does one bounce back from such massive destruction.

Author — Cynthia Edwards

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It’s just unbelievable my thoughts and prayers are with the Germany people! 💔🙏

Author — Sam Stone