A 100 days on since one of the deadliest European floods in decades has seen wrecked towns in Germany building their communities back up as they clean through the damage and toil.
The natural disaster left devastated areas with billions of euros worth of damages. Bad Münstereifel, a town in the district of Euskirchen, Germany was one of the worst affected.
Villages in the region were evacuated with 4,500 told to flee their homes after cracks started appearing in the dam holding back the nearby Steinbach reservoir. At the time engineers warned the dam was dangerously close to collapse after a huge amount of water was dumped into the reservoir as three months’ worth of rain fell on the region in just one week.
Photos showing the effects of clean-up efforts show the historic spa town gradually recover from the damage caused by the floods.
Overflowing water several feet deep and ruined roads and infrastructure appear to slowly be rehabilitating from one of the worst ecological disasters in a generation three months later.
Deep water ran through the roads of the small town earlier this summer as houses and businesses dealt with water damage to the buildings. Three months on, work to recuperate the community still continues with slow and steady progress
Bad Münstereifel’s town centre, usually a popular area with tourists, was badly damaged this July. Clean-up efforts are seeing the collapsed infrastructure and water damage slowly transform it back to a beautiful, scenic canal-side spot
Villages in the region were evacuated with 4,500 told to flee their homes after cracks started appearing in the dam holding back the nearby Steinbach reservoir. Photos from today show the damaged roads being built back up from the flooding
Roads were ruined in the devastating floods this July and the natural disaster left devastated areas with billions of euros worth of damages. Pictures from Bad Münstereifel show seemingly promising progress that town is on its path to recovery