- Title: GERMANY: CLEANIN UP CONTINUES FOLLOWING DANUBE FLOODS
- Date: 27th August 2005
- Summary: (W3) KELHEIM, GERMANY (AUGUST 27, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. SLV MAN SWEEPING PUBLIC ROAD NEAR DANUBE RIVER, PAN TO FLOODED FIELDS; BROOM 0.16 2. CLOSE OF UNRIPE TOMATOES DESTROYED BY FLOODS; CLOSE-UP OF ROTTING TOMATOES 0.25 3. SLV MAN ON FORKLIFT REMOVING WALL OF WET SANDBAGS FROM OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE 0.35 4. VARIOUS OF MAN WITH HIGH PRESSURE HOSE CLEANING BARN FROM MUD 0.45 5. VARIOUS OF MUD FLOWING OUT OF BARN/ MAN WITH HOSE 0.56 6. VARIOUS OF FARMER WITH MANURE TRUCK SQUIRTING CLEAN WATER ACROSS STREET TO CLEAR AWAY MUD; WATER SQUIRTING OUT OF TRUCK 1.10 7. VARIOUS OF WOMAN HOSING DOWN DEBRIS OUTSIDE HER HOUSE 1.20 8. VARIOUS OF ANOTHER WOMAN CLEARING MUD AWAY FROM FRONT OF HOUSE 1.33 9. PAN FROM PEOPLE ATOP WALL OF SANDBAGS TO DANUBE RIVER SLOWLY RECEDING 1.42 10. WIDE OF PUBLIC TOILET BOOTH SUBMERGED IN FLOOD WATER 1.46 11. SLV MAN WEARING FISHING BOOTS STANDING IN FLOODED STREET, STREET SIGN READING "ONE WAY" 1.55 12. VARIOUS CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER HOSING DOWN WALL OUTSIDE HOUSE WITH HIGH PRESSURE WATER HOSE 2.09 13. SCU (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER, KELHEIM RESIDENT SAYING: "Compared to the last flood in 1999, we escaped relatively lucky but the damage is still big. You can see for yourself (points) how the entire basement was full of mud from the Danube. Now we have to remove it all and it will take a while until it's all dry. The actual damage I can only estimate once we're done." 2.30 14. VARIOUS OF WET SHOP FURNITURE DRYING OUTSIDE IN THE SUN 2.40 15. SLV WOMAN CLEANING SHOP WINDOWS 2.47 16. WIDE OF DIGGER MOVING WALL OF SANDBAGS OUT OF STREET 2.56 17. WIDE OF BULLDOZER BEHIND WALL OF SANDBAGS 3.02 18. SLV SHOVEL EMPTYING SAND INTO TRUCK 3.10 19. WIDE DESERTED TOWN WITH WALL OF SANDBAGS ACROSS STREET IN DISTANCE 3.18 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 11th September 2005 13:00
- Location: KELHEIM, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVA26TRVMCQQM0WL45TBCGSLPFR
- Story Text: Residents in southern Germany begin cleanup after water recedes
following recent floods.
Residents in southern Germany have begun a massive cleanup operation
on Saturday (August 27, 2005) after Bavarian officials said water levels were
receding on all rivers in the area.
In Kelheim on the river Danube, people were seen sweeping basements and
clearing backyards from debris while diggers removed walls of sandbags put up
across many streets near the river banks in this Bavarian town.
In the Weltenburg section of Kelheim, resident Christian Schneider was
busy removing mud from the outside of his house with a high pressure water
"Compared to the last flood in 1999, we escaped relatively lucky
but the damage is still big," Schneider said.
Pointing at the mud-covered outside wall of his house, he said that
"you can see for yourself how the entire basement was full of mud from
"Now we have to remove it all and it will take a while until it's
all dry. The actual damage I can only estimate once we're done."
Weather forecasters predicted some showers over the weekend but Monday
and Tuesday were expected to stay dry.
Bavaria's interior ministry said on Friday (August 26) around 30,000
people were involved in the cleanup and working to prevent further flooding,
with around 1.5 million sand bags still in place.
A ministry spokesman said flood damage could reach 10 million
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