Hundreds of German Soldiers Support Emergency Services After Severe Weather

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The German armed forces have deployed hundreds of troops to support the emergency services after the severe storm in western Germany.

 

Helicopters and Fuchs-type armoured transport vehicles are also being deployed, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense in Berlin.

In North Rhine-Westphalia, which borders on the Netherlands, about 200 soldiers took action on Thursday morning. In the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, 70 men were involved.

They have large vehicles with which they can reach municipalities that are cut off from the outside world by high water.

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