Rhine level at 7.90 meters – fire brigade in constant use

Heavy rains have caused a steadily rising water level in the Rhine. The fire brigade is in constant use. How is the flood situation in Cologne? Heavy rains in the catchment area of ​​the Rhine have been causing the water level in Cologne to rise steadily for days. On Friday morning the level in Cologne […]

Flood disaster in NRW: WDR justifies criticized crisis reporting

Critics accuse the largest ARD broadcaster of not having adequately informed the citizens of NRW about the heavy rain. The WDR admits deficits – and the news boss is now taking a position. Photo series with 46 pictures When the tide comes, it will be too late. Masses of water pave their way, engulfing cars, […]

Storm in Leichlingen – fire brigade extinguish burning house with helicopter

First the water, then fire: there is chaos in Leichlingen, a town with a population of 27,000. The fire brigade did not come to a fire with their regular fire engines – and needed a helicopter, among other things. A fire broke out in a flooded street in Leichlingen in the Rheinisch-Bergisches Kreis. The column […]

Drowned firefighter had previously saved man

Two firefighters were killed in flood operations just a few kilometers away from each other. One had just helped himself to save a person from the floods. Photo series with 30 pictures Because of the extreme rainfall in parts of North Rhine-Westphalia, a firefighter drowned during his mission. The 46-year-old was involved in one of […]

Storm – the worst is yet to come

Heavy rain flooded streets last night and filled cellars. Was that it now with continuous rain? Not at all, says the weather service DTN. One region in particular is getting it today. There is lightning, it thunders, it pours like buckets. Heavy rain fell over parts of Germany last night and caused considerable damage in […]

Storm – the worst is yet to come

Heavy rain flooded streets last night and filled cellars. Was it that now with continuous rain? Not at all, says the weather service DTN. One region in particular is getting it today. This text appeared on Wednesday after heavy rain and thunderstorms had hit Saxony and northern Bavaria the night before. In the following hours, […]