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

Publicerades den 19 jul 2021
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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  • Recover soon💜🥀

  • 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

  • Really felt sorry for you loss

  • 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!

  • God Bless Germany prayers and condolences to the victims of the tragedy ... loving brother from the Philippines

  • Stay strong Germany, a country of humanity. Love from Bangladesh.

    • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Praying for all affected in Europe, Jehovah God will bless you all.

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  • the autorities, use your money for army and doesn't have time to help people

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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.

  • Prayer to all effected flooding in Germany ,be strong hope quickly recovery,,God bless

  • Shocking. Oh my God. Be strong Germany. From Australia.

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  • We love you 🇩🇪 GERMANY ,STAY STRONG GOD BLESS EVERYONE FROM TURKEY 🇹🇷

    • @Achim Gruber 🙏🏻🇹🇷❤️🇩🇪🙏🏻

    • Thank you very much. We saw floods in Turkey too. Stay strong too. Best wishes and prayers to beautiful Turkey from Germany.

  • I'm sorry to say that but I had a dream 2 years ago that we all gonna face a big flood. Almost everyone dies. Just some ppl in some part of the world with jungle with make it out and kept behind fences to get protection from something ....I saw those as a person then I died I saw survivor in astral form. there was an Indian girl looking at my soul when I was transcending down to see survivors ...

  • wrong strategy-neoliberal form of governance through the concept of social resilience wrong tactics - subsidiarity instead of subordination wrong goals - middle management resists changing bad strategy the collapse of the civil defense system - Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Germany - will continue

  • So sorry to see this happening to Germany, it’s heartbreaking. Where is the help from the military? They have the men and machinery to help clear the roads and remove debris. The government needs to take action and help the population out and also grant cash aid to the local government of affected areas. Quickly!

  • Prayers and strength to you all in Germany 🇩🇪 🙏 with love from Florida 🇺🇸 USA

    • Thank you very much. Best wishes to beautiful Florida from Germany.

  • My friend died in the flood. Rest in peace to all❤❤❤

  • Sending prayers to all the poor victims of this tragic.sorry for the loss.God is with us,just keep praying and keep going.

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  • God bless all of you 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • kai schroter, bad co. *CONTROL* is aLL this is about. See Dane Wigington, just, last week about ionosphere HEATERS, so simple, so strong. Did the Egyptians move rivers? 70 friggin years of this, UNo, &, Switzerland is your next door neighbor, the world's gold and Escher Wyss. Monkey wrenching the entire web of life right down to the minerals is insolent beyond measure. Let's ensure, anyway. Have you seen the latest Legalman tweet about the methane undercurrents with 100 times the fuel needed 4 Venus Syndrome? Stay tuned for the next hammering, &/or, stomping.

  • First Germany, then China, both flooded, both due to a failed government responses. What a similarity. Hey Germans, welcome to the 3rd-world-countries club...

  • God bless all of you guys ,keep strong❤

  • Still praying and hope everything gonna be okay from PHILIPPINES!❤Fighting GERMANY!! GOD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR GERMANY..

    • Thank you very much. May God bless you. My best wishes to the Philippines from Germany.

  • Be strong, remain steadfast, may God in heaven help you From Philippines

  • Great country with great citizens......instead of pointing fingers at their govt and journalists creating a pathetic picture of their country, its heart warming to see the way volunteers are lending a helping hand.....❤️👏👏👏

  • Hope Germany recovers from the bad effect of this flood.

  • My condolences to the missing and wish a hasty recovery. The world is upside down, we are burning in Ireland since last Friday. I know it's the same in UK.

  • Condolences from me in Indonesia.same like jakarta in last year really big flooding in couple days.👍👍🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • I would definitely go help if I could, let's go Germany 🙌🙌 sending love from Hong Kong

  • Praying and hugs to Germany and Europe.

  • in other words, they don't know what the eff happened.

  • Praying to God always god guiding in be good people

  • No doubt for germany solidarity. I believe they can go through this.🔥👍

  • Yes, the flood warning system worked, but local officials did not expect the severity of the floods, therefore did not fully implement warnings in case the expected floods were not as severe as forecast. A classic case of damned if you do or damned if you dont.

  • the german authorities failed to act - this is buidness as usual since Angela is in charge, gosh glad that wasn't the case with the huge Elbe flood in the early 2000s

  • So much love 🤗🤗🤗

  • Is there a website that tells me which regions would be flooded if a set amount of rainfall were to occur?

  • Can we ask those who control the weather if this can be prevented? Maybe they know better! You didn't kill enough people with Covid? Now also the weather control? Really? No worries, everyone who did this and also with Covid will pay in front of God sooner or later!

  • Yes, the German language DOES have words for this disaster. It's called : "Absichtlich zugefügter Schaden. Dieser Schade hätte vermieden werden können!" In english: "purposeful harming! This harm could have been absolutely avoided!" Authorities knew the week before, what was about to happen! YET they didn't use the draining systems NOR did they warn the endangered population!!! Do not for a moment be so naive as to believe Merkel's pretence!!! Right now, many other water bodies in Germany experience EXACTLY THE SAME SCENARIO of becoming overflown & are in danger harming loads of parts in Germany!!!! Do we hear ANY WARNING about that??? NOT ONE!!! DONT believe it was not premeditated!!! Also, many donations are Not brought to the needed victims in the Desaster zones as police made sure that NO HELP CAME IN, from the fire brigade, technical aid or other government bodies BUT, when the Helpers came, they were told 'You need to have an assignment to come & help! If you haven't got THAT, we can't let you in!' so, forests the helpers were just allowed to watch frustrated! There is a government plan behind those distructions, fellow humans!!!

  • i think thy just closed to manny watter locks douwn stream but that just me

  • How can you avoid a natural disaster ?, I mean the reporter. And the person that answered ?

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  • YALL SO HYPOCRITES YOU SAY WE'LL SUPPORT YOU WHEN IT'S GERMANY BUT WHEN IT'S CHINA HAHAHAH NOOBS SHALL SPEND MORE MONEY

  • Its sad but i somehow think the gov did it on purpose to push their cazy climate politics.

  • Then,it s us,love from China,Peace

  • Absolutely devistating

  • Weather it is bodies floating down the river in India or in bodies washed away in Germany , it proves the helplessness of human being with all its advancement in front of nature which can comes as flash flood water or flash flood of virus.

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  • This should happen in India Also

  • God have mercy on us!🙏🙏🙏 Hello from Philippines

    • Thank you very much. My best wishes to the Philippines from Germany.

  • From Iran, I express my sympathy with the German nation and country.

    • Thank you Sir. Best wishes to Iran from Germany.

  • United States is behind this, they attack countries with electronic waves, from the satelites. Starlink satelites creates this!

  • "Not sure how it happened" !?? Come on people... We are coming out of a Solar Minimum so this flooding due to heavy rain has been written in history (this all having happened before man made causes could be blamed) - So DO NOT buy the narrative that it is Climate Change ! Though I can't answer why the Authorities failed their people... maybe collateral damage is all part of the lowering the population too! 🙉🙈🙊

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    • @xxveticoxx ble ble i only german , I hope that will be more and harder rain

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    • What is so funny about dead people?

  • Germany will be stronger and unite , regards from Mazedonien

  • God bless the volunteers

  • No immigrants amongst volunteers?

  • Emagine heavy rain continues 40 days 😀

  • God is pissed at how immoral the world has become!

  • Pointless trying to apportion blame, this flood is unprecedented in modern times. Lessons will be learnt and changes applied. Case in point, the Japan tsunami.

  • "Could loss of live have been prevented?" - FFS, I hate it when journalists and public figures are looking to start conspiracies or "blame-games" when really, the energies of these sh!t-heads could be better focused on providing help and relief for people in need!

  • Haarp in action

  • I’m an Ethiopian, my deepest sorrow for the people in Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. May God Keep you all in peace, and protect you from any danger!

    • Thank you very much. My best wishes to the beautiful Ethipian people from Germany.

  • Let's tell the *truth* !!! Not 160 but over *800* and under those 800 they have found *10 children's* !! Please *STOP* telling only that what is authorized by the german government! 😡 *SEARCH FOR REAL STORIES* !! 😡 We Germans are tired of all these *MIDIA* lies!!! 😡😡😡

  • Governments have failed people. Clearly government is too big.

  • Climate change, global warming, or weather modification, which one? the answer is....., you decide.

  • How does this happen?

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  • Where were the scientisrs and experts who know everthing providing warnings? The polititions will dish out the usual climate stuff, but sometimes it's filling low areas for building massive structures, filling in creeks and rivers.

  • I am from the Middle East, specifically Iraq. I hope that Germany does not suffer any harm. I do not like to see Germany destroyed. I ask God to make it safe and sound.

  • With love and prayers for your recovery. From England xxxxxxxx

  • Woah that's really horrible, I thank Volunteers all the work they are doing...

  • Last year Hyderabad. This year Germany.

  • I was almost confused, which country is suffering the flood ? Is it Germany or India or New York or China…

  • la gente sabe que vivir a 50 metros de un rio es peligroso, inckuso si vives al pie de una montaña

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  • What the video does not show is the absence of any trained personnel. Germany truly has turned into a failed state!

    • Well spotted. Merkle didn't even bother to shorten her visit in the US.

  • That has to be the dumbest question of all-time.

  • Expand streams and riverbeds, deepen, deepen with retaining wall, deepen, drill through reservoirs, deepen rivers, deepen streams. Expand and deepen streams and riverbeds filled with glass stone rubble for millenn years

  • God's reminding us all of a once great flood that judged a sinful world. Judgement is on it's way again but we've seen nothing yet! Government isn't god as many of you think. Repent, jesus is coming back!

  • My condolences to those families who have suffered. Thank you to all the volunteers.

  • Esau will always rebuild.

  • To the people of germany i feel your pain and i no that god will see you true.if will that i coud come and help you .i no that you or good people. I hope that peace will be with you all

  • so sad.

  • What a shame to see that much ads on this video!!