The German Chancellor Angela Merkel today went to the areas devastated by the floods and bad weather that it caused at least 156 victims in Germany (in Belgium the death toll is 27, for a total of 183 in Europe) where the search for the missing is still ongoing.
The leader, visiting some of the most devastated points of the floods, in the land of Rhineland-Palatinate, said “upset“. She explained that she went there to get a real idea “of surreal and spooky images“Of the places affected by the disaster and confirmed that the government is ready” to rebuild “the devastated areas.
The chancellor assured that the government will provide financial aid as soon as possible and pledged to address the climate issue urgently. “We are a strong country,” Merkel observed, promising “urgent aid” to people affected by the floods. These phenomena, said the German leader, highlight the need to undertake with “ambition” fight against the climate crisis.
“There is a need for a policy that takes nature and climate more into consideration than we have done in recent years,” he said at the press meeting Adenau, one of the most affected areas. “Let’s see how violently nature can act. We will counteract this violence of nature, in the short, but also in the medium and long term ”.
“The German language does not know the words to describe this type of destruction,” added the chancellor. “We are on your side, the government on the side of the Land, who will work hand in hand,” he said addressing the governor of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer.
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