Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke from the USA about the devastating floods in Germany. She was shaken and expressed her condolences to loved ones.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) was shocked to comment on the floods in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia and thanked the helpers. In the social media on Thursday, she spoke of a ‘disaster that so many people in the flood areas have to suffer’. ‘My condolences go out to the relatives of the dead and missing – I thank the many tireless helpers and emergency services from the bottom of my heart,’ said Merkel.
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Around 20 people have already been killed in the severe storms in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Numerous people are missing. The Bundeswehr and other federal states have already sent numerous helpers to rescue people from the floods.
Merkel is currently on her last visit to the USA as Chancellor in Washington. In the afternoon she wants to meet US President Joe Biden.