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

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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  1. Cactus Flower

    Cactus Flower

    2 timmar sedan

    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!

  2. Rapmagic Deleon

    Rapmagic Deleon

    15 timmar sedan

    DID ANYONE SEE THE MAN HANGING ON THAT TREE? OH MY WHAT HORROR! LOOK AT ALL THE MUDDDY WATERS!

  3. CHRYSTOPHER C. DIZON

    CHRYSTOPHER C. DIZON

    22 timmar sedan

    Hope this helps...1NMYx6YkDSQqUhUX7r3ykAxpLm1kamMYAy Be Safe

  4. Sal Valdvso

    Sal Valdvso

    Dag sedan

    Prayers to you guys!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Brian Brewster

    Brian Brewster

    2 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.

  6. Himanshu Patel

    Himanshu Patel

    2 dagar sedan

    We should not use fossil fuels now. We should buy Electric vehicles to save the environment.

  7. Manny Bee

    Manny Bee

    2 dagar sedan

    Weed I sad

  8. Nana Akosua

    Nana Akosua

    2 dagar sedan

    Germans are great people

  9. singleladies _1927

    singleladies _1927

    2 dagar sedan

    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.

  10. LOGICAL VICHAR

    LOGICAL VICHAR

    2 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.

  11. RUBEN REINOSO TOAPANTA

    RUBEN REINOSO TOAPANTA

    2 dagar sedan

    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"

  12. Zocken undso

    Zocken undso

    2 dagar sedan

    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.

  13. beg11 Maker

    beg11 Maker

    3 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 !

  14. beg11 Maker

    beg11 Maker

    3 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 !!!

  15. Caroline

    Caroline

    3 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!

  16. bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    3 dagar sedan

    Why is the host pressing a hydrometeoroligist to analyze how the government medially conveyed the output of the warning system, smh

  17. Sri 369

    Sri 369

    3 dagar sedan

    We love you Germany..From INDIA 🇮🇳

  18. G Z

    G Z

    4 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?

  19. J champagne

    J champagne

    4 dagar sedan

    They need a reception office to handle the work of volunteers. There may already be.

  20. suji jordhan

    suji jordhan

    4 dagar sedan

    I heard the news.... Felt sad.... ,prayed for our brother's and sister's

  21. Ari Moto

    Ari Moto

    4 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

  22. Ju Ju

    Ju Ju

    4 dagar sedan

    Creative society International online conference "The Global Crisis. This Already Concerns Everyone" on 24.07.2021 with translation into more than 70 languages ​​of the world, including sign language translation. Global climate change, what can we do to weather the coming disasters, the exponential development of artificial intelligence in the coming years and massive unemployment. Modern civilization has reached the point of instability and global crises. The global financial, economic, environmental, anthropological, and climate crises are realities that every person is already facing. But this is only the beginning. Do people realize the full scope of the upcoming threats? Radical changes in all spheres of life in the near future are inevitable for every person on the planet. Yet, how aware is the world community of these changes, not to mention being prepared for them?

  23. Muhtaram Khan

    Muhtaram Khan

    5 dagar sedan

    Iwant ihelp to this tiam german pupel

  24. Edward Schwenk

    Edward Schwenk

    5 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.

  25. Vitamin Protein from arctic.

    Vitamin Protein from arctic.

    5 dagar sedan

    God will punishment for your deeds may be...like a Asian karma theory...

  26. Edith Glover

    Edith Glover

    5 dagar sedan

    Lord have mercy on them I pray. Be with them in the hour of their need. Hold them close Lord.

  27. Sukhjinder Insan

    Sukhjinder Insan

    5 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.

  28. Shehzad Ashraf

    Shehzad Ashraf

    5 dagar sedan

    whoever claims super power the real super power ( God ) will get angry TC

  29. A.R Ahmed

    A.R Ahmed

    5 dagar sedan

    Sausage and beer that’s true German

  30. zhhjkn okcd

    zhhjkn okcd

    5 dagar sedan

    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

  31. Rick Matyos

    Rick Matyos

    5 dagar sedan

    Let CCP do the counting… dead would be 16 and nobody missing….

  32. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 dagar sedan

    Scorpio my mom told me for them not to be fooling around up in the heavens

  33. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 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

  34. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 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

  35. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 dagar sedan

    Explain for them to stop going into Space that's god place stop please stop f ing with Space are you nuts!!!!!

  36. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 dagar sedan

    Tight /true

  37. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 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

  38. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 dagar sedan

    7-25-2021

  39. Carolyn Reed

    Carolyn Reed

    5 dagar sedan

    Stay thy f out Space fooling with gods world are you nuts people

  40. Srinivasan Srinivasan

    Srinivasan Srinivasan

    5 dagar sedan

    Sad day germany🇳🇪

  41. yun d

    yun d

    5 dagar sedan

    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.

  42. Eiffel Course

    Eiffel Course

    5 dagar sedan

    Our pray from Indonesia

  43. Eiffel Course

    Eiffel Course

    5 dagar sedan

    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)

  44. sabonis3000

    sabonis3000

    5 dagar sedan

    What they did in ww2

  45. National Socialist Filipino Worker's Party

    National Socialist Filipino Worker's Party

    5 dagar sedan

    Germany's weakness is natural disasters

  46. RAMANJANEYULU GODDU

    RAMANJANEYULU GODDU

    5 dagar sedan

    We will take care sanitation and cleaning after floods.

  47. Robin inter

    Robin inter

    5 dagar sedan

    REMEMBER YOUR JESUS....atheisme,you let the cruch ....Repent your faith...before too late...JESUS LOVE YOU

  48. fdsaffff

    fdsaffff

    6 dagar sedan

    is it haarp?

  49. Priscilla Serrano

    Priscilla Serrano

    6 dagar sedan

    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.

  50. Nick Lomangino

    Nick Lomangino

    6 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!

  51. This world is ours

    This world is ours

    6 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?

  52. Jana Likowski

    Jana Likowski

    6 dagar sedan

    Please help and donate, for example to the German Red Cross (DRK), DRK: IBAN: DE63370205000005023307, BIC: BFSWDE33XXX Stichwort (keyword): Hochwasser (flood)

  53. Enir Chaves

    Enir Chaves

    6 dagar sedan

    É só OSenhor Deus PaiSoberAno Deus....que tem o poder de mudar essa situação pede perdão a Deus pelos seus pecados

  54. Nasrul maju mapan ajinomoto

    Nasrul maju mapan ajinomoto

    6 dagar sedan

    Semoga cepat terasi kami di indonesia turut perihatin 😔

  55. evolution rhythm

    evolution rhythm

    6 dagar sedan

    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)

  56. evolution rhythm

    evolution rhythm

    6 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.

  57. Melinda Mullins

    Melinda Mullins

    6 dagar sedan

    Devastating this natural disaster flood waters. 😥😔🙏 condolences to all the families that lost loved ones.

  58. Melinda Mullins

    Melinda Mullins

    6 dagar sedan

    Smh

  59. Dargombes Mblegede

    Dargombes Mblegede

    6 dagar sedan

    Azab dari Allah hai manusi ,jangan merusak dimuka bumi. ,Merusak SDH dimasukkan di Alquean pasti terjadi

  60. Dargombes Mblegede

    Dargombes Mblegede

    6 dagar sedan

    Dunia sudah dirusak sama kemajuan tekhnologi canggih itu Imbasnya

  61. Evangelina Lelina

    Evangelina Lelina

    6 dagar sedan

    Keep safe everyone.

  62. Mt Al

    Mt Al

    6 dagar sedan

    Australia, Germany, Indonesia and now China. You cannot tell me this is normal.

  63. LautermannsGrab

    LautermannsGrab

    6 dagar sedan

    Georg Restle (Monitor/ARD) twitterte dazu, die Flutopfer sollten sich sehr genau anschauen, wer ihnen da eigentlich aus dem Schlamm hilft.

  64. Goofungusmuck!

    Goofungusmuck!

    6 dagar sedan

    Angela Merkle doesn't have a german word for this catastrophic event but I do. It's holocaust.

  65. Emanuel Goku

    Emanuel Goku

    7 dagar sedan

    This is God's Punishment the Judgement is near praise God

  66. Sari Dewi

    Sari Dewi

    7 dagar sedan

    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 😓

  67. Diljan 10

    Diljan 10

    7 dagar sedan

    My condolences for the deceased families 🇵🇰

  68. ArK X

    ArK X

    7 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

  69. Babak P

    Babak P

    7 dagar sedan

    ♥️♥️♥️

  70. N

    N

    7 dagar sedan

    So sad.🙏🏼💞 to all who are affected by this catastrophe.🇺🇸

  71. Saved By Grace

    Saved By Grace

    7 dagar sedan

    "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

  72. Animals Time

    Animals Time

    7 dagar sedan

    "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

  73. Rizza Johnson

    Rizza Johnson

    7 dagar sedan

    Flood Plains can't build houses.

  74. F M

    F M

    7 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.

  75. Sylvia Whyte

    Sylvia Whyte

    7 dagar sedan

    It's time to turn to the Lord, Germany. Jesus loves you. Lotd of Love from Ghana

  76. Bahrain Manama

    Bahrain Manama

    7 dagar sedan

    🙏🙏🙏👀🍎🍏🎏😱🇨🇳🤧🇧🇪

  77. Bahrain Manama

    Bahrain Manama

    7 dagar sedan

    🇧🇪🤧🇨🇳😱😱🎏🍏🍎👀

  78. ariza koliik

    ariza koliik

    7 dagar sedan

    Millete bak bizim ülkemizde böyle olsa aya çıkar lar görün başka ülkelerde nasıl ne oluyor gidin orda yaşayın 🇹🇷🤲🇹🇷🤲

  79. vkn s

    vkn s

    7 dagar sedan

    Be proud Germans you can overcome this challenges ...💝

  80. Наталя Трав

    Наталя Трав

    7 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...

  81. Op

    Op

    7 dagar sedan

    All nations together should take definitive action against climate change

  82. ARDO K.

    ARDO K.

    7 dagar sedan

    LA FIN DU MONDE. APPROCHE.

  83. fareeha xoxo

    fareeha xoxo

    7 dagar sedan

    Recover soon💜🥀

  84. Seb W

    Seb W

    7 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

  85. Africangems cutting & jeweler

    Africangems cutting & jeweler

    8 dagar sedan

    Really felt sorry for you loss

  86. Ella Nettling

    Ella Nettling

    8 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!

  87. Lorenzo Ordóñez

    Lorenzo Ordóñez

    8 dagar sedan

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

  88. Iqram Hussain

    Iqram Hussain

    8 dagar sedan

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

    • Achim Gruber

      Achim Gruber

      7 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.

  89. Sugar Dorjkhorloo

    Sugar Dorjkhorloo

    8 dagar sedan

    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!

  90. Teddy Bear Roosevelt

    Teddy Bear Roosevelt

    8 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.

  91. Teffany Mananes

    Teffany Mananes

    8 dagar sedan

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

    • Saved By Grace

      Saved By Grace

      7 dagar sedan

      He is bringing judgment on them so that they will repent. 2 Chronicles 7:14

  92. Tabithah Ngabe

    Tabithah Ngabe

    8 dagar sedan

    JUDGEMENTS OF THE MOST HIGH ON THE LIONS...THE BEST IS YET TO COME....SUN READY TO BLAST OFF ALL ZUNGU......HE REIGNS HE RULES HES RIGHT..HALLELUYAH.

  93. carlo nicola Nonnis

    carlo nicola Nonnis

    8 dagar sedan

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

  94. Mike Cole

    Mike Cole

    8 dagar sedan

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  95. Borneo Male

    Borneo Male

    8 dagar sedan

    prophecy to the nation of the world (2021) apostle renato d. carillo (youtube)

  96. Queen's Head

    Queen's Head

    8 dagar sedan

    Germans are strong people no matter what happens Germans will rebuild itself again. Ich liebe dich meine Brüder und Schwester Gott es mit dich.

  97. Wilma Donato

    Wilma Donato

    8 dagar sedan

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

  98. Sherbet_Bomb

    Sherbet_Bomb

    8 dagar sedan

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

  99. The Few

    The Few

    8 dagar sedan

    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 .

  100. Erin and Sofia

    Erin and Sofia

    8 dagar sedan

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

    • Erin and Sofia

      Erin and Sofia

      7 dagar sedan

      @Achim Gruber 🙏🏻🇹🇷❤️🇩🇪🙏🏻

    • Achim Gruber

      Achim Gruber

      7 dagar sedan

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

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