Stefan Malsch / CC BY-SA 3.0
Berlin has filed a request for financial assistance from the European Union Solidarity Fund, announcing the amount of damage. This figure was many times higher than the damage from the large-scale floods that occurred in Germany in 2002 and 2013.
Most of the damage this year was in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia accounted for 40% of the damage. Bavaria and Saxony were less affected.
In mid-July, anomalous rainstorms hit southwestern Germany. More than 180 people died in the country due to floods. The elements almost completely destroyed the town of Ahrweiler. Later, smaller-scale floods occurred in Bavaria and Saxony in the east and southeast of Germany.