Following up, in the next 24 hours, thunderstorms with strong rains (around 10-40 l per m²) are likely in the devastated areas. They are predicted to be highly localised, but if they hit localities which suffered the most, the locals are locally fucked. It is in no way comparable to the amount of rain which fell last week (up to 200l/m²), the duration (hours and hours), or the extent (whole river catchments). Still, with the protective (and all other) infrastructure gone, this isn’t exactly a reassuring outlook.
Friends of mine helped since the beginning. Have been shoveling mud, clearing basements, flats, houses. Those which are still there, that is. They are not looking forward on the mud sliding back in …
The river Ahr has become a sewer, because sewers are gone. It can use some rain. The rest can not
The cherry on that shit sundae: Friends of friends sent word that a convoy whit people and material would possibly arrive today or tomorrow - with hardcore neo-nazis. Not your AfD neo-fascist who could be elected for parliament on Sept.26th, but ex-Viking Youth and HDJ.
This year? Stinks even more than 2020. Which was worse than 2019.