Disastrous floods in western Germany – The Eifel disaster

May 25, 2023 | Environmental, Nature, People, Social, Videos

The small village of Schuld has stood for over a millennium, surviving wars and the test of time. However, on the night of July 15, everything changed. Heavy rainfall caused the normally placid river Ahr to swell to almost eight meters, sending a devastating flood through Schuld with crushing force, leaving residents struggling to survive.
Against the backdrop of this natural disaster, a new documentary takes a closer look at the events that unfolded that fateful night, revealing the stories of survival, heartbreak and resilience amidst the wreckage. Through firsthand accounts of residents, never-before-seen footage and expert analysis, viewers will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of climate change on communities like Schuld, and the measures necessary to protect them. Join us on this journey as we explore the aftermath of a natural disaster that changed the course of history in the small village of Schuld.

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