Canada Rhineland-Palatinate offers Elon Musks Satellite Internet Starlink free of charge for the flood victims
Chancellor Merkel wants to comment on US travel to flood disaster
Washington. Chancellor Merkel has shown "shaken" over the flood disaster. She wants to comment on Thursday at her US visit. © Bernd von Jutrczenka Chancellor Angela Merkel (archive photo). Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) expresses great regret over the floods in many parts of Germany and thanks the helpers. "I'm shaken on the disaster that has to suffer so many people in the flood areas," explains Merkel of a Twitteress of their government spokesman Steffen Seibert.
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 fromSpace 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. 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.
flood: Annalena Baerbock travels to the catastrophic area
The Chancellor candidate of the Greens has broken off their holiday and goes into the flooded regions in West Germany. But a large statement and press dates should not exist. © Soeren Stache / DPA The Chancellor's Candidate of the Greens, Annalena Baerbock , is on the way to the catastrophe area in West Germany. This confirmed a party speaker. Baerbock had returned early from her holiday as announced.
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.is already over 1660 satellites in the orbit the largest satellite operator in the world.
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CompetenceGrangel: Who is responsible for the disaster protection? .
One week after the devastating flood catastrophe in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria, there is a controversial debate on the question of who will be responsible for civil protection in the future. According to Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), the federal government should definitely not attract responsibility for it.