China News Service, July 16th, a comprehensive report that continuous heavy rains caused floods in many parts of Europe, killing at least 59 people in Germany, 9 people in Belgium, and dozens of people unaccounted for.
Many residents had to take refuge on the roof, waiting for helicopter rescue.
According to Agence France-Presse, Germany is facing the worst weather disaster since World War II. Heavy rain caused rivers to burst its banks, many houses collapsed, and about 200,000 households suffered power outages.
Many desperate residents took refuge on the roofs of their homes, with helicopters hovering in the air.
Among them, the situation in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate is the most serious, with 31 and 28 victims respectively.
The state government of Rhineland-Palatinate states that almost every hour in the past, new remains will be found.
At present, Germany has sent about 15,000 rescuers and military police to the hardest-hit areas.
In addition, the Steinbach Dam, located in the southwestern region of North Rhine-Westphalia, is also at risk.
Due to continuous heavy rains, the reservoir water once overflowed the top of the dam, putting pressure on the entire dam body.
The police said that a nearby highway had been blocked, and the technical rescue company and police officers were on the spot to monitor the dam.
At present, the water level has dropped slightly, but the alarm cannot be lifted yet.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting the United States, said that she has deep sympathy for the flood victims.
She said, "I am afraid it will take a few days before we can see the full picture of the disaster." The government will do its best to help the suffering people.
The German Meteorological Agency issued a bulletin warning that heavy rains are expected to occur in the southwest and continue to rain until the evening of the 16th.
In addition, extreme weather and floods have also brought disasters to France, Belgium and many other places.
The Wesdell River in Belgium quickly rose, and the city of Liège asked the residents of potential disaster areas to evacuate. 4 out of 10 Belgian provinces have already started disaster relief.
At present, 9 people have been killed in the country.
In France, 12 provinces in the east entered an orange warning state.
Thousands of people in the province of Limburg in the south of the Netherlands received a government order to leave immediately. The local government announced that the Maas River had reached the historic water level.
Valkenburg in Limburg is located on the border of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The city center has been flooded by floods and at least one bridge has been destroyed.