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Major flooding occurs in Germany, recorded “once in 50 years”

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The downpour caused street flooding, basements and landslides in Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Heavy rain caused street flooding, basements and landslides in the German state of Saarland on Friday. The situation center in Saarbrücken, the state capital, counted more than 3,000 calls for police and rescuers. This was reported by the German publication Spiegel.

In many municipalities, people had to evacuate because of rising water levels. The population is encouraged to avoid basements, lakes and flooded areas.

According to the State Department for Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety, a rare flood occurred, which occurs once every 20-50 years.

The German weather service canceled all severe weather warnings in Germany early Saturday morning, but almost the entire federal state was still struggling with floodwater overnight Saturday.

Photos of flooded cars and flooded streets circulated online.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz wanted to review the situation on Saturday with head of state Anke Rölinger, who called the situation in the federal state “very tense.”

In the neighboring state of Rhineland-Palatinate, basements and streets were also flooded and trees felled.

The exact extent of damage from the flooding is unclear.

Note that on April 25 it was reported that almost half of Kenya was covered by a flash flood, killing dozens of people.

Floods in Kenya: death toll exceeds 200

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