Photographer's Note

This is the part of my home town most severely stricken by the flood. While other streets of the city only had water in their basements and to a smaller extent in their first floors, you can see from the brownish markings on the garage that water reached more than 2 m above street level which means that nobody would have been able to stand here. The site is 350 m off the normal bank of Ahr river.
Most of the waste has already been removed, the owners are waiting for their houses to dry while living in emergency accommodations or having been taken up by friends or relatives.

The situation is much worse upstream where there is not much infrastructure left. The German Army employs bridge-laying tanks! I was not able to reach that area yet.
A lot of money will be required. Donations are welcome, accounts are listed on the homepage of southwest Germany's broadcasting station SWR: www.swr.de (only in German).
To be continued...

pajaran, csabagaba, jemaflor, ikeharel oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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Additional Photos by Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 1 N: 2091] (7890)
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