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World Rhineland-Palatinate offers Elon Musks Satellite Internet Starlink free of charge for the flood victims

05:10  22 july  2021
05:10  22 july  2021 Source:   businessinsider.de

'Many still in danger': At least 100 dead across Germany and Belgium after floods amid warning dam could burst

  'Many still in danger': At least 100 dead across Germany and Belgium after floods amid warning dam could burst At least 100 people have been killed and dozens are missing after catastrophic flooding across Germany and Belgium, which has left several villages cut off and sparked fears that a dam could burst. Officials have warned communities in both countries "are still in danger" following Thursday's catastrophe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel expecting "many" more deaths amid further rainstorm warnings for Friday.The total number killed in Germany alone has risen to at least 103, according to Reuters news agency, citing officials, with communities across the North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate states affected.

The flood disaster in Western and southern Germany has hit particularly Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition to roads and municipalities, which are in ruins, the Internet and mobile network is severely limited even days after the floods. The state now provides StarLink satellite dishes from Elon Musks Space company Spacex to provide citizens in the catastrophe area with fast and free internet.

previously, twelve of satellite dishes have already been installed, reports the tech portal "T3n" . In total, 35 starlink bowls are planned, it says. At these locations, the satellite dishes are already active: Liers, Ahrbrück, Brück, Pützfeld, Kreuzberg, Rech North, Rech, Dernau, Marienthal, Heimersheim and Heppingen. Where the remaining bowls are to be set up is not yet officially known.

So much make Bavaria and FC for flood victims Locker

 So much make Bavaria and FC for flood victims Locker After the flood disaster, the helpfulness of the Bundesliga club takes on. Now the FC Bayern announces a donation for the victims. © Provided by sport1.de So much make Bayern and FC for flood victims Locker also FC Bayern is committed to the victims of the flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Together with his partner Telekom and the 1st FC Cologne, Bayern donate 100,000 euros.

The mobile supply is also to be ensured again in the crisis region. So far, the Rhineland-Palatinate Digitalization Minister Alexander Schweitzer have been "more than 70 percent of the well over 500 failed mobile radio stations," reported "T3n". In most cases it was therefore enough to simply turn on the current. Now it should be taken care of the repair of the hard-damaged stations.

The StarLink satellite network is operated by the US space company Spacex. The goal is to enable worldwide internet access. Spacex is already over 1660 satellites in the orbit the largest satellite operator in the world.

  Rheinland-Pfalz stellt Elon Musks Satelliten-Internet Starlink kostenfrei für die Hochwasser-Opfer bereit © Provided by Business Insider Germany

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Low Angle View Of Satellite Dish On Roof Against Clear Blue Sky © Mohd Haniff Abas / Eyeem Via Getty Images Low Angle View of Satellite Dish on Roof Against Clear Blue Sky

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Bahn wants to fix majority of the damage in NRW until the end of the year .
Dusseldorf. After billions of damage due to the flood disaster, the course wants to produce a normal state as soon as possible again in the trregular operation. When new construction, it takes partly new concepts and above all accelerated approval procedures. An overview. © Oliver Mountain Strainer on train tracks in Kall in the Northern Eifel. Deutsche Bahn wants to put the most of the infrastructure in NRW and Rhineland-Palatine damaged by the flood catastrophe by the end of the year.

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