‘The disaster has just just begun!’ As a result of the flooding, an expert warns that ‘river levels are rising.’ 81 people have died as a result of the storm.
According to Reuters Correspondent Swantje Stein, the deadly effect of flooding throughout Europe is “only begun,” with more than 1000 thousand individuals missing in Germany.
Swantje Stein told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that the full scope of Germany’s flooding disaster is only now beginning to surface. More than a thousand individuals are currently missing in the Aar River region, according to the Reuters correspondent.
“The full scope of this calamity is only now beginning to emerge,” Ms Stein said.
“Unfortunately, the mortality toll has risen overnight.
“According to one broadcaster, 81 people have died as a result of the flood.
“And there are still a lot of people missing.”
“There are more than a thousand people missing in the Aar River region alone,” she continued.
“This could be due to the region’s mobile network systems being down.
“It’s quite tough for folks to communicate with their loved ones.”
Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, has issued a heartfelt statement in response to the flooding.
“I weep for those who have died as a result of this disaster,” Ms Merkel added.
“We still don’t have a figure. But there will be a lot of them.”
“We can assure the relatives that all efforts are being made to locate individuals who have gone missing,” she said.
“My heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and missing.”
Malu Dreyer, the governor of Rhineland-Palatinate, said, “There are individuals who are dead, there are others who are missing, and there are those who are still in danger.”
“We’ve never seen anything like it. It’s quite upsetting.”
“My thoughts are with the relatives of the victims of the catastrophic floods in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, as well as those who have lost their homes,” EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted.
“The EU stands ready to assist.”