Heavy rains swept across Western Germany in July 2021. The states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia were particularly hard hit, as were the neighboring countries of the Netherlands and Belgium. At least 243 people have died in the floods, including 196 in Germany. These images are from Erftstadt & Stollberg. I accompanied some Bundeswehr ground units as well as the German Airforce.
Federal Minister of Defence of Germany Mrs. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer with Generalmajor Carsten Breuer who later became the leader of the Corona Crisis Task Force