People are missing, the number of deaths is rising steadily, families are losing their homes and all their belongings. The stern foundation wants to support those affected and for this we need your help.
You can’t call it any other way, the weather situation in Germany is now like a catastrophe: Seldom has a weather-related situation claimed so many lives before. The water levels at dams lead to floods, entire regions are left without electricity and mobile communications, and some rail traffic is idle. Not only Chancellor Angela Merkel shows sympathy for those affected, but also US President Joe Biden. ‘It is a tragedy and our hearts are with the families who have lost loved ones,’ he said after speaking to Merkel in the White House in Washington.
People are missing, the number of deaths is rising steadily, families are losing their homes and all their belongings. The regions of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate are particularly affected. Angela Merkel took the opportunity to promise help to the people in western Germany after the flood disaster. ‘We will not leave you alone in this difficult, terrible hour and will also help when it comes to reconstruction,’ promised the Chancellor. The suffering of those affected is very close to her. July 15th was a day of fear for life and property, a day of worry and despair. Hundreds of thousands should have seen houses become ‘death traps’.
One of the greatest severe weather disasters of the post-war period in Germany
It is one of the greatest severe weather disasters of the post-war period in Germany. Although the rescue measures are still in full swing, the number of deaths is already significantly higher than in the so-called century flood of 2002, in which 21 people died in Germany. For this reason, the flags in Rhineland-Palatinate will hang at half-mast on July 16.
The stern foundation will support those affected and is dependent on donations for this. Any amount helps. Thanks!