Writes about this German edition Focus, citing data from the authorities.

Floods hit western Germany due to heavy and prolonged rains.

The federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia were hit hardest.

Local authorities have declared a state of emergency there.

Earlier it was reported that after the floods in western Germany, dozens of people are reported missing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in connection with the victims and other consequences of the cyclone that struck the West of Germany.