The Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) has published a report on the follow-up to the operations in relation to the heavy rain event “Bernd”. All 668 local units of the THW were engaged in technical support after the 2021 flash floods in the Ahr valley and NRW, 400 of them in the first week alone.

In order to be able to evaluate this operation, 6,000 of the 15,500 people involved in the operation were interviewed. From these interviews and further comprehensive research, areas were identified where improvements can be made. The THW states that now is the time to deal with the findings, to initiate appropriate changes and to take and implement measures.

You can read the report (in German) here.