Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Gepard

The flood 2013 in Germany

Recommended Posts

It hits us hard. Major parts of Germany along the rivers Elbe, Mulde, Saale, Elster, Pleiße, Donau etc pp were under water.

And it is not over. The flood now moves toward Hamburg. Dikes are broken, villages and towns are flooded. But the people stand hand by hand and fought against the flood. And still they fight.

I want to say thank you to all who stand on the dikes, carried sandbags, tried to save the dikes, Firefighters, members of the THW, volunteers, hundrets of volunteers, thousands of volunteers, soldiers of the Bundeswehr etc pp

And thanks to the french soldiers of the german french Brigade, who came to help.

And a very big thank you to the 200 dutch soldiers, who saved a dike near Torgau and teached their german collegues how to protect a dike correctly.

 

In my home area in Saxony we had 30 dikebreaks along the river Mulde.

Here some few pictures:

 

post-3395-0-02873200-1370890361_thumb.jpg

 

June 01 2013, 15:30  Normaly the Mulde river is 50 -60 meters wide. Now it is 2 km.

 

post-3395-0-35143200-1370890453_thumb.jpg

 

This signpost with map is normaly 50 meters from the bank away.

 

post-3395-0-79965100-1370890551_thumb.jpg

 

June 3 2013

 

post-3395-0-80857700-1370890606_thumb.jpg

 

The village Glaucha June 5 2013

 

post-3395-0-22011000-1370890649_thumb.jpg

 

A closer look to Glaucha. Its the second time that this village was flooded since 2002.

 

post-3395-0-68850900-1370890721_thumb.jpg

 

A broken dike near Glaucha. This is only a small break with a lenght of approx. 10 meters. 3 km in the south a dike is broken at a lenght of more then 100 meters.

 

post-3395-0-97772800-1370890863_thumb.jpg

 

Helicopters patroled the dikes. Even helicopters of the medical service were used for this task.

 

post-3395-0-10649600-1370890917_thumb.jpg

 

CH-53 of the Bundeswehr at approx 2.000 meters

 

post-3395-0-26656300-1370891129_thumb.jpg

 

NH-90 on the way to the lake Goitzsche.

Edited by Gepard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.