What is the situation on site and what demands do those affected have on politicians? This is what a young mother tells us, whose house was full of water within five minutes.
The big cleanup begins – and while the helpers try to get to the houses and look for missing people, almost all of Germany’s top politicians visit the disaster areas. But how do you do it right? Especially if you are also a candidate for chancellor and can easily be accused of wanting to capitalize on the disaster?
What the flood victims really want
In addition, Michel Abdollahi speaks in the ‘heute important’ podcast with Maike Büsel from Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate who was affected by the flood. She is the mother of two young children and describes how quickly the water got into the house: ‘It was almost like a tsunami’. She also says what she hopes for political support.
Podcast ‘important today’
Sure, opinionated, on the 12: ‘important today’ is not just a news podcast. We set topics and initiate debates – with poise and sometimes uncomfortably. This is what host Michel Abdollahi and his team speak out forstern– and RTL reporters: inside with the most exciting people from politics, society and entertainment. They let all voices have their say, the quiet and the loud. Anyone who hears ‘important today’ starts the day well-informed and can have a sound say.
And the following is about the conclusions that we draw from the floods of the past week: Can this really be attributed to global warming? Thestern-Science editor Martin Schlak gives answers.