In addition to West Germany, the flood disaster also affects parts of the neighboring Netherlands. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima realized the situation – and were in deep shock.
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In addition to North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, parts of Belgium and the Netherlands are also covered by currants. flood disaster haunted dutch royal couple Willem Alexander and queen maxima A particularly affected municipality is visited: Valkenburg aan de Geul in the province of Limburg.
Clearly impressed, the two let themselves through the city in green rubber boots. Maxima kept fighting with tears. Photos posted by the royal family on Instagram show Royal Family In ankle-deep water on a street. Nearby houses are in the grip of floods.
During their visit, Willem-Alexander and Maxima heard about the experiences of residents and evacuees who had their homes damaged and partially cut off from power. In addition, the Royals spoke to rescue workers working in the area since Tuesday.
Willem-Alexander wished the affected strength
King Willem-Alexander pressed the provincial commissioner Limburg, Johann Remkes expressed his support for those affected over the phone, as the royal family wrote in another Instagram post. He wished the residents of Limburg to “strengthen themselves in the difficult conditions caused by the great floods resulting from the heavy rains of the past few days”.
According to media reports, so far more than 100 people have died due to flood disaster in Germany and hundreds of people are missing. Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia armin lashet In a press conference on Friday, he said the number of victims would continue to rise.