- Title: German city prepares for flooding after continuous heavy rain
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: HILDESHEIM, GERMANY (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) FIRE DEPARTMENT VAN DRIVING PAST VARIOUS OF SAND BAGS LINED UP ALONG FLOODED 'INNERSTE" RIVER BANK FIRE TRUCK PARKED IN STREET VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS ON BRIDGE OVER RIVER INNERSTE FLOODED RIVER BANK (SOUNDBITE) (German) CELLE FIRE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN, OLAF REBMANN, SAYING: "The situation is such that the river Innerste, which flows through Hildesheim, is currently carrying a lot of water because of the continuous rainfall and the water flowing into the Innerste. The water level has never been this high in Hildesheim before. Apart from the local fire department other forces have been called in so that we have a large operation of firefighters in place here who are trying with the help of sandbags to keep the Innerste within its riverbed and to prevent the city from being badly flooded." RIVER INNERSTE FLOWING PAST, SEEN FROM BRIDGE FIRE TRUCK DRIVING ALONG RIVERBANK (SOUNDBITE) (German) CELLE FIRE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN, OLAF REBMANN, SAYING: "It only just stopped raining but this could be only temporary. If the rain starts again there will obviously be even more water. We have to watch the situation and the vulnerable spots we have protected with sandbags." FIREFIGHTER ON BRIDGE MAN WALKING ACROSS BRIDGE WATER FLOWING PAST HOUSE
- Embargoed: 9th August 2017 12:10
- Keywords: flood flooding Hildesheim rain fire department
- Location: HILDESHEIM, GERMANY
- City: HILDESHEIM, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Floods
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RCQKW7
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- Story Text: Authorities in the northern German city of Hildesheim were on high alert for flooding on Wednesday (July 26), following days of heavy rain.
According to a spokesman from the fire department, the water level of the river Innerste in Hildesheim has never been as high.
Firefighters have been called in from several towns and have placed sandbags along the riverbank in a bid to prevent the city from being flooded.
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