- Title: GERMANY: WATER LEVELS BEGIN RECEDING AFTER TWO WEEKS OF FLOODING
- Date: 2nd February 1995
- Summary: KOBLENZ, GERMANY (FEBRUARY 2, 1995) (REUTERS TELEVISION - RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. GV/SV FLOODED CITY AND THE RHINE RIVER (2 SHOTS) 0.13 2. SV/ZOOM OUT BARGES UNDER WATER 0.21 3. LV/SV FLOODED STREET WITH SIGN SAYING HIGH WATER AREA (2 SHOTS) 0.27 4. SLV PEOPLE CLEARING AWAY WATER AND RUBBISH (4 SHOTS) 0.58 5. SLV/ZOOM-OUT RUBBISH TRUCK ON FLOODED STREET (2 SHOTS) 1.08 6. SV MAN SWEEPS AWAY FLOOD STAINS FROM WALL OF BUILDING 1.16 7. SLV FLOOD DAMAGED FURNITURE ON STREET CORNER 1.21 8. SLV GERMAN ARMY VEHICLE 1.35 9. SLV/PAN WOMAN SWEEPING WATER DOWN GULLY (2 SHOTS) 1.47 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: KOBLENZ, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:01:47
- Story Text: Water levels of Germany's rivers continued receding on Thursday (February 2) after a week of devastating floods.
In Koblenz, residents were busy cleaning up the mess left behind.
Officials said the Rhine River was expected to fall by 30 centimetres (12 inches) a day over the next few days.
Bonn's clean-up operation also began in earnest on Thursday.
The biggest problem there was polluted mud, which had to be transported to special rubbish sites for safe disposal -- at the expense of the property owners.
But it appeared lessons had been learned from last year's severe flooding, when a government building under construction was wrecked because of inadequate protection. Buildings this time were well-protected.
When sandbags were removed, they appeared to have suffered little more than water damage.
Meantime, the German cabinet proposed on Wednesday to put aside 30 million marks (20 million United States dollars) to subsidise low-interest loans for flood repairs.
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