Europe Floods: Many countries of Europe are currently facing severe floods, in which at least 40 people have been reported dead. Trees are broken on the roads, and houses have been destroyed in many places.
Europe Floods 2021
Europe Floods 2021: More than 40 people have died and dozens more are missing in Europe as floods hit Germany and Belgium on Thursday. Roads were inundated due to floods, many cars were washed away and buildings were destroyed (Rainfall in Europe). Recent storms and heavy rains in Western Europe have caused rivers and reservoirs to overflow, breaking their embankments and causing flash floods.
Authorities in Germany’s western region of Euskirchen said 15 people had died in the floods there. Police said 18 people died in Rweiler county, three in Reinbach and two in Cologne. Loss of phone and internet connectivity is hampering rescue and relief operations (Floods in Europe). Officials in the country’s Ehreweiler county said several people were killed and about 70 missing after rain and flooding destroyed several houses in the village of Schulde in the Eifel region last night.
People are trapped on the roofs of houses
He said that many people are trapped on the roofs of their homes and waiting for help. Authorities have deployed boats and helicopters for relief and rescue operations. The German army has sent 200 soldiers to help in the relief work. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on a visit to the US, said she was concerned by the news of the floods and “condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives”. There are also reports of loss of life and property due to floods from neighboring Belgium.
Four killed in Belgium’s Verweis
Several media outlets have reported in their reports that four people have died in Belgium’s eastern Vervese, and several highways in the country’s southern and eastern regions have been submerged and rail and road traffic has come to a standstill (Situation in Europe Due to Floods). ). European Union President Ursula von der Lane expressed her resolve to help those affected. He tweeted, ‘I extend my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the devastating floods in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. I sympathize with those whose houses have been destroyed in this calamity. The European Union is ready to help.
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