Photo: Flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

18 July 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media

People say it came out of nowhere. In many places, there were no warnings, either official or from nature.

Some people, seeing the beginning of the start of the stream, ran about trying to gather up items they might want to save or even take with them.

But the situation escalated so quickly and with such force that many were left with two options: flee or seek refuge on the second floor.

But in truth, there was actually not enough time to really debate options. It just was.

James Porteous

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