Flooding in western part of Germany
Maybe you have heard in the news, that our area is dramatically affected by heavy rainfall and
flooding since last week Wednesday evening. The cause was heavy rainfall up to 150-250 litres
per square meter.
If you follow the reports in the international news like CNN and BBC, they will also shows the city
of Liege/Lüttich in Belgium, which is only 70 km to the west. The city of Erftstadt, Germany is 25
km to the east. And the city of Euskirchen, Germany about 20 km to the south.
Many of you asked us how we doing and if we are okay.
Yes, Thanks, we are all okay!
We had really luck and we need to be grateful not to be threatened as the pictures show. What we
see here is unbelievable and was never expected.
None of our employees was seriously harmed. The one or the other struggles with water in the
house or garden or has to use other ways to get to work. But all of this is far from what is reported
in media and therefore not a real problem in comparison.
All of our operations are not in the affected areas and are fully functional.
Anyhow the damages in the area are dramatic. There are already signs of disturbance in the supply
chains. In some cases, the suppliers themselves are damaged or the access routes are still
restricted or blocked. In some cases, staff members are affected or they help with rescue and cleanup work.
The solidarity and willingness to help in the entire population is extremely positive. Of course, mainly
in the affected regions, but also nationwide and internationally.
How can we help?
It turns out that donations in goods are already being received in great quantity, so that their
coordination and distribution becomes a separate task. The locally active aid organizations and the
communities therefore primarily ask for financial donations with which one can help in the most
flexible and sustainable manner.
We have already donated to the following district associations of the German Red Cross /
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz and hope to be able to help those worst affected as directly as possible:
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They have set up donation accounts:
- DRK-Kreisverband Euskirchen, Spendenkonto "Hochwasser"
DE26 3825 0110 0001 0131 01
- DRK Kreisverband Ahrweiler e.V., Spendenkonto „Hochwasserhilfe“
DE42 5775 1310 0000 8000 29
- DRK Kreisverband Rhein-Erft e.V., Spendenkonto "Hochwasser"
DE63 3702 0500 0005 0233 07
Of course we are happy and grateful if you - as a company or privately - are also willing to help and
make a donation to the above or other organizations. Many of you will have already done this.
Thank you very much for today, thank you for asking how we are doing and we would be
very happy if we all together can support the people being affected.