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Old 16.07.2021, 09:29
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Germany floods

Is anyone aware of authorised organisations who are seeking volunteers to aid with the German flood cleanup and aid distribution efforts? I'm very mindful that with rain still forecast, and more issues likely, that the emergency services crews are unlikely to take kindly to anyone just randomly showing up and offering help...

I found this post back from 2013, but they're not responding now, and I haven't found anything else: https://www.artofliving.org/de-en/fl...ur-help-needed

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Old 16.07.2021, 09:52
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Re: Germany floods

Afaik it is organised, with THW supporting. A lot of help is given privately, places for animals, housing for people etc. But you could contact the local council if they need help?

Enough to do in Switzerland as well, looking at what is happening here.
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Re: Germany floods

The honest truth is that there is currently little to help - the water has to go down first... there is a lot of neighbourhood solidarity to give people shelter, but the rest will take time. This mostly happened in rural Germany where fire fighters are all volunteers (just like in Switzerland), so they are currently getting help from more forces from other regions. Once the water is down do I expect the army to be called in to help with the clean up.
Its a tradegy, especially the many deaths. The floods came with literally no warning... but I dont think there is much to help at the moment - the police is actively discouraging people to go anywhere near the affected areas. Several of the victims who died were people trying to help.
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... but I dont think there is much to help at the moment - the police is actively discouraging people to go anywhere near the affected areas.
Yes, wasn't planning to charge up there without a plan - have lived through a couple of terrible flood situations in previous countries and know the emergency services won't want any additional folks on the scene right now. Asking only because in other instances I've seen volunteer groups set-up for fixed future dates. Maybe that will happen in time...
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Yes, wasn't planning to charge up there without a plan - have lived through a couple of terrible flood situations in previous countries and know the emergency services won't want any additional folks on the scene right now. Asking only because in other instances I've seen volunteer groups set-up for fixed future dates. Maybe that will happen in time...
I grew up in the area worst affected... so my facebook is full of it at the moment - the stations that collected some emergency supplies from clothes to animal food are overloaded and requesting to not bring more stuff...
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