Authorities in Europe called the floods a » devastating disaster»





Western Europe has turned to rivers due to storms in recent days leaving more than 30 people dead and dozens missing. Germany and Belgium have been washed away by streams that have toppled buildings and washed away cars.

The governor of the state of Rhine-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer commented that there are missing and dead, as well as many others in danger. This being devastating and never seen before.

Through videos on social networks, they have been able to see the extent of the damage, which has left villages completely isolated amid floods and landslides, leaving roads impossible to travel.

According to the authorities, a dam in Wuppertal is at risk of bursting, having left 4 people dead in different accidents once the basements in Cologne, Kamen and Wuppertal were flooded.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, rail connections were suspended.

According to the French Meteorological Service, in one or two days many areas have received the amount of rains they had received for two months, putting them on alert because they expect floods this Thursday in 10 regions due to torrential downpours.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg commented on Twitter that the extreme weather of the past few days should not be seen as "the new normal."
"We are at the beginning of a climate and ecological emergency, and extreme weather events will only become more and more frequent."

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