Merkel tours German flood zone to drum up party support

Merkel tours German flood zone to drum up party support

German Chancellor Angela Merkel returned Friday to the scene of deadly flooding in the west of the country in a bid to shore up support for her embattled party before this month's national election.

Volunteer army rebuilds Germany’s flood-stricken towns

Volunteer army rebuilds Germany’s flood-stricken towns

Donkey-rescuing football star Havertz raises thousands for German flood victims

Donkey-rescuing football star Havertz raises thousands for German flood victims

Climate change made German floods ‘more likely and more intense’

Climate change made German floods ‘more likely and more intense’

One dead, one missing after floods sweep through Bavarian hiking trail

One dead, one missing after floods sweep through Bavarian hiking trail

‘National solidarity’: Germany earmarks €30 billion to rebuild after deadly floods

‘National solidarity’: Germany earmarks €30 billion to rebuild after deadly floods

Politicians debate ‘€30 billion’ fund to rebuild German flood zones

Politicians debate ‘€30 billion’ fund to rebuild German flood zones

Frontrunner to succeed Merkel calls for up to €30 billion to rebuild flood-hit German towns

Frontrunner to succeed Merkel calls for up to €30 billion to rebuild flood-hit German towns

Climate change: Germany says time is ‘running out’ to save planet

Climate change: Germany says time is ‘running out’ to save planet

German prosecutors start probe against district official over catastrophic floods

German prosecutors start probe against district official over catastrophic floods

How wine from Germany’s flood-hit western regions gives hope for the future

How wine from Germany’s flood-hit western regions gives hope for the future

‘We’re full’: German waste centres tackle mountains of post-flood debris

‘We’re full’: German waste centres tackle mountains of post-flood debris

Germany’s Greens propose new climate protection ministry with veto power

Germany’s Greens propose new climate protection ministry with veto power

More heavy rain forecast for flood-hit west of Germany

More heavy rain forecast for flood-hit west of Germany

UPDATE: German prosecutors consider manslaughter probe into deadly floods

UPDATE: German prosecutors consider manslaughter probe into deadly floods

Germany knew its disaster warning system wasn’t good enough – why wasn’t it improved?
FOR MEMBERS

Germany knew its disaster warning system wasn’t good enough – why wasn’t it improved?

How Hamburg recovered after the catastrophic flood of 1962
FOR MEMBERS

How Hamburg recovered after the catastrophic flood of 1962

Germany to warn of future floods with phone alerts

Germany to warn of future floods with phone alerts

Germany’s flood zones spared severe storms on Saturday

Germany’s flood zones spared severe storms on Saturday

ANALYSIS: Why Germany faces tough questions over its disaster response
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ANALYSIS: Why Germany faces tough questions over its disaster response

Fears mount in western Germany as fresh rain falls

Fears mount in western Germany as fresh rain falls

Germany’s interior, economics ministries give go-ahead to emergency SMS warnings

Germany’s interior, economics ministries give go-ahead to emergency SMS warnings

German floods death toll hits 180, with 150 still missing

German floods death toll hits 180, with 150 still missing

POLITICS: Frontrunner to succeed Merkel as chancellor on back foot after flood disaster

POLITICS: Frontrunner to succeed Merkel as chancellor on back foot after flood disaster

WEATHER: German flood zones at risk of further storms

WEATHER: German flood zones at risk of further storms

German floods: More than 150 people still missing

German floods: More than 150 people still missing

‘Things didn’t go optimally’: Germany’s disaster chief admits mistakes in flood warning system

‘Things didn’t go optimally’: Germany’s disaster chief admits mistakes in flood warning system

UPDATE: Germany approves €400 million relief package for flood-hit regions and survivors

UPDATE: Germany approves €400 million relief package for flood-hit regions and survivors

‘I am homeless and unemployed’: German flood survivors face uncertain future

‘I am homeless and unemployed’: German flood survivors face uncertain future

Merkel defends German flood alerts as death toll climbs

Merkel defends German flood alerts as death toll climbs

Rebuilding Germany’s flood-ravaged areas ‘could take years’

Rebuilding Germany’s flood-ravaged areas ‘could take years’

Why weren’t all residents of Germany’s flood zones warned via text?

Why weren’t all residents of Germany’s flood zones warned via text?

German flood disaster: What went wrong?

German flood disaster: What went wrong?

Clean-up underway in Bavaria after heavy floods wreak havoc

Clean-up underway in Bavaria after heavy floods wreak havoc

After the floods: German spa town searches for the missing

After the floods: German spa town searches for the missing

Flood death toll rises to 165 in Germany as search continues

Flood death toll rises to 165 in Germany as search continues

EXPLAINED: How you can support victims of the German flood tragedy

EXPLAINED: How you can support victims of the German flood tragedy

IN PICTURES: The aftermath of Germany’s catastrophic floods

IN PICTURES: The aftermath of Germany’s catastrophic floods

‘Unbelievable tragedy’: Germany vows to improve flood warning system

‘Unbelievable tragedy’: Germany vows to improve flood warning system

Germany questions warning system after flood catastrophe

Germany questions warning system after flood catastrophe

Germany’s Merkel sees ‘surreal’ wreckage as Europe flood death toll tops 180

Germany’s Merkel sees ‘surreal’ wreckage as Europe flood death toll tops 180

Why have the floods in Europe been so deadly?

Why have the floods in Europe been so deadly?

Two dead as flooding hits German states of Saxony and Bavaria

Two dead as flooding hits German states of Saxony and Bavaria

Merkel to visit flood zone as western Europe death toll tops 180

Merkel to visit flood zone as western Europe death toll tops 180

German chancellor candidate Laschet sparks anger with flood zone laughter

German chancellor candidate Laschet sparks anger with flood zone laughter

Merkel to visit flood-ravaged western Germany on Sunday

Merkel to visit flood-ravaged western Germany on Sunday

German floods: More than 140 dead as search continues

German floods: More than 140 dead as search continues

‘We have to keep going’: German spa town begins mammoth flood clean-up effort

‘We have to keep going’: German spa town begins mammoth flood clean-up effort

Death toll rises to 133 after flood disaster in western Germany

Death toll rises to 133 after flood disaster in western Germany

EXPLAINED: How the extreme flooding in Germany is linked to global warming

EXPLAINED: How the extreme flooding in Germany is linked to global warming

‘Solidarity in crisis’: Financial aid pours in for German flood victims

‘Solidarity in crisis’: Financial aid pours in for German flood victims

‘Like a war zone’: Stunned Germans count cost of floods                        

‘Like a war zone’: Stunned Germans count cost of floods                        

Why have so many died in the German floods?

Why have so many died in the German floods?

German floods push climate change to front of election campaign

German floods push climate change to front of election campaign

Merkel pledges ‘full support’ to flood victims during White House visit

Merkel pledges ‘full support’ to flood victims during White House visit

German floods: Several feared dead after landslide south of Cologne

German floods: Several feared dead after landslide south of Cologne

‘Where did this rain come from?’ Germany in shock after deadly flooding

‘Where did this rain come from?’ Germany in shock after deadly flooding

Dozens dead and more missing after floods hit western Germany

Dozens dead and more missing after floods hit western Germany

Heatwave breaks as Hesse hit by heavy storms and flooding

Heatwave breaks as Hesse hit by heavy storms and flooding

Properties damaged after storm ‘Burglind’ causes flooding in south Germany

Properties damaged after storm ‘Burglind’ causes flooding in south Germany

Heavy storms flood streets, kill one in west Germany

Heavy storms flood streets, kill one in west Germany

Berlin again to be battered by storms on Friday

Berlin again to be battered by storms on Friday

Violent storm brings floods to north, snow to south Germany

Violent storm brings floods to north, snow to south Germany

Town ravaged by floods tries to pick up the pieces

Town ravaged by floods tries to pick up the pieces

Cyclone fells trees and rips off roofs

Cyclone fells trees and rips off roofs

Two die as heavy rain and floods hits west

Two die as heavy rain and floods hits west

Savage storms caused €650m of damage

Savage storms caused €650m of damage

Heavy rain hits central Germany and heads east

Heavy rain hits central Germany and heads east

Flood victim claims €6,000 for lost boots

Flood victim claims €6,000 for lost boots

Passengers peak but train profits slump

Passengers peak but train profits slump

Storm warning as winter pauses with 11C high

Storm warning as winter pauses with 11C high

Stormy year lands insurers €7-billion bill

Stormy year lands insurers €7-billion bill

Germany agrees €8bn flood fund

Germany agrees €8bn flood fund

Floods likely Germany’s costliest natural disaster

Floods likely Germany’s costliest natural disaster

Tourists ‘should brave flood mosquitoes’

Tourists ‘should brave flood mosquitoes’

Sandbag handbags swell flood clean-up effort

Sandbag handbags swell flood clean-up effort

Exploded ships could help plug broken dyke

Exploded ships could help plug broken dyke

Germany forms €8-billion fund for flood victims

Germany forms €8-billion fund for flood victims

Death toll rises as floods roll northward

Death toll rises as floods roll northward

Nine weird German weather phenomena

Nine weird German weather phenomena

‘We must learn to give rivers space’

‘We must learn to give rivers space’

North bears brunt of deadly floods

North bears brunt of deadly floods

Unknowns threaten to attack flood dams

Unknowns threaten to attack flood dams

Engineers sink barges to plug bust dyke

Engineers sink barges to plug bust dyke

Flood wave spreads across eastern Germany

Flood wave spreads across eastern Germany

Northern Germany races to repel flood surge

Northern Germany races to repel flood surge

Deggendorf devastated: Danube floods town

Deggendorf devastated: Danube floods town

Merkel praises flood fighting efforts

Merkel praises flood fighting efforts

German floods ‘likely to cost billions’

German floods ‘likely to cost billions’

Sandbag volunteers: ‘You have to help’

Sandbag volunteers: ‘You have to help’

Experts warn mosquito plague to follow floods

Experts warn mosquito plague to follow floods

Before and after: Seven flooded German towns

Before and after: Seven flooded German towns

Eastern German cities brace for flood wave

Eastern German cities brace for flood wave

Merkel to tour areas devastated by floods

Merkel to tour areas devastated by floods

Merkel pledges €100 million in flood aid

Merkel pledges €100 million in flood aid

Germany steps up flooding evacuations

Germany steps up flooding evacuations

Farmers cannot tend crops in soggy fields

Farmers cannot tend crops in soggy fields

South begins cleanup as waters recede

South begins cleanup as waters recede

Elbe River swells to record levels

Elbe River swells to record levels

Floodwaters still rising

Floodwaters still rising

Flood threat remains along nation’s rivers

Flood threat remains along nation’s rivers

Heavy rain in forecast as floods begin to recede

Heavy rain in forecast as floods begin to recede

Floods continue to rise

Floods continue to rise

Rain and melting snow produce floods

Rain and melting snow produce floods

‘Almost T-shirt weather’ forecast for weekend

‘Almost T-shirt weather’ forecast for weekend

Thaw threatens floods

Thaw threatens floods

Brandenburg still fighting off floodwaters

Brandenburg still fighting off floodwaters

Evacuations begin amid record flooding in Brandenburg

Evacuations begin amid record flooding in Brandenburg

Flood danger puts Saxony on alert

Flood danger puts Saxony on alert

Eastern floodwaters ease but alert remains high

Eastern floodwaters ease but alert remains high

‘It would be naïve not to have reservations about helping Pakistan’

‘It would be naïve not to have reservations about helping Pakistan’

Most Germans reluctant to donate to Pakistan

Most Germans reluctant to donate to Pakistan

Germany increases aid to Pakistan by €10 million

Germany increases aid to Pakistan by €10 million

Donations for Pakistan flood victims slow to pick up

Donations for Pakistan flood victims slow to pick up

Soggy east braces for heavy rain after floods

Soggy east braces for heavy rain after floods

Brandenburg flooding fears ease

Brandenburg flooding fears ease

Brandenburg floods still at high warning level

Brandenburg floods still at high warning level

Saxony hit by floods

Saxony hit by floods

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks

Brandenburg braces for flooding as Saxony soaks

Heavy rains threaten Bavaria with flooding

Heavy rains threaten Bavaria with flooding

Dike breaks in eastern Germany

Dike breaks in eastern Germany

Brandenburg on alert as floodwaters rise

Brandenburg on alert as floodwaters rise

High water reaches Brandenburg early

High water reaches Brandenburg early

Brandenburg braces for floods

Brandenburg braces for floods

Floodwaters heading towards Germany

Floodwaters heading towards Germany

Germany prepares for floods as big thaw looms

Germany prepares for floods as big thaw looms

Heavy rainstorms flood streets overnight

Heavy rainstorms flood streets overnight