Reporter Giulia Saudelli is on the ground for DW in Schuld, a small town in the worst-hit region of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Extreme weather is on the rise worldwide: heavy and severe rains, flash floods and landslides have also occurred in Germany.
Parts of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, were particularly hard-hit by the new floods. The town of Dinant saw considerable damage, with cars having been swept away by the waters.
Germany is in shock. Days of heavy rain caused several rivers to burst their banks, flooding entire towns and villages. More than 160 people lost their lives.
Prosecutors could open an investigation into whether "possibly omitted or delayed warnings or evacuations" contributed to the death of 180 people in floods.
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