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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes in Germany due to flooding from torrential rain

Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from their homes, as well as the operation of a power plant, in southwestern Germany, after floods caused by torrential rains, announced overnight Friday into Saturday, the authorities and German media. The water level is rising particularly fast in the region of Saarland, on the border with France and the French administrative region of Moselle, which is also affected by flooding after heavy rains. The German Civil Protection Agency called on the population of Saarland to show maximum vigilance and avoid basements of houses, especially after the dam broke in the community of Quiersid. According to the Bild newspaper, the dam's failure caused the authorities to shut down the operation of a power plant in the area. The newspaper refers to “floods of the century” in Saarland, while the water level continues to rise. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to visit today […]
Source: News Beast

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