It has been raining non-stop for days in many parts of Germany, and river levels are rising menacingly! Flooding has left rescue workers and residents in a state of panic.
People in Rindel (Lower Saxony) were brought to safety from floods on Boxing Day and in Windehausen (Thuringia) on Christmas Day.
▶︎ There are also big concerns in the Koessler district of Lower Saxony: the Ocker dam in the Hors has reached its maximum capacity! Instead of 16 cubic meters (16,000 liters) per second, 30 cubic meters now flow into the river. Due to the impending Oker flood, the city of Braunschweig has closed several streets near the river. In addition, the town of Ruthe in the Hildesheim district (Lower Saxony) is flooded.
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