A year after the devastating flood disaster on the Ahr, a debate is taking place in the Bundestag on the “lessons for the future of civil protection”. 133 people died at that time. 42,000 people are affected by the consequences. The debate in the live ticker.
10:00 a.m.: Welcome to the live ticker from FOCUS Online. The scheduled debate on the flood disaster a year ago is also about working through mistakes. In July 2021, 133 people died in the floods, especially in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Almost 42,000 others are still affected by the severe damage. The damage was billions. Around 70 minutes are scheduled for the debate in the Bundestag.
The environmental policy spokeswoman for the Union faction, Anja Weisgerber (CSU), called for minimum standards for the creation of hazard and risk maps for local heavy rain events as well as heavy rain early warning systems.
In the newspapers of the editorial network Germany, she also pushed for a “national climate adaptation law for public services and future provision”. This must take into account the “legitimate interests of states, municipalities, farmers, landowners and other stakeholders”.