OREANDA-NEWS  “My deepest condolences to those who died and their loved ones. In my mind, I am near to many citizens who have suffered misfortune, who have lost their property, and some have lost a roof over their heads. I think about all the rescue services, assistants who are tirelessly on duty, also risking their lives to help people in a dangerous situation" , RIA Newa quotes Steinmeier.

Due to heavy rains in the west of the country, tributaries of the Rhine - Ar, Moselle, as well as small rivers - Sauer, Prüm, Nims, Kiel, Erft overflowed the banks. Some cities were cut off from the outside world, about 200 thousand people are sitting without electricity.