The German-Belgium floods are the results of record-breaking rainfalls in certain parts of western Europe which caused rivers to burst their banks.
At least 150 people have died in devastating floods across parts of western Germany and Belgium with rescue operations still prevailing.
Rescue workers rummaged through flooded parts for survivors as water levels are high, and houses are still collapsing in what is considered the country’s worst natural disaster in half a century.
Most of these deaths happened in Germany, where hundreds of people are still missing.In Belgium, at least 27 people have died due to the flooding. The country is organising a national day of mourning on Tuesday.
Around 700 residents had to evacuate on Friday after a dam broke down in the town of Wassenberg near Cologne.Authorities are worried more dams could overflow, spilling uncontrolled floods in Netherlands.Some 4,500 people were evacuated downstream from the Steinbachtal dam in western Germany amid the risk of a breach overnight and a stretch of motorway was closed.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Armin Laschet, state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, were scheduled to visit Erftstadt, one of the hardest hits, on Saturday.