Rapid rain and slow response blamed for high number of flooding deaths in Europe

At least 120 people have been killed in the flash flooding and thousands more are missing in Germany and Belgium. Cellphone networks have collapsed in some regions, leaving people unable to track down their loved ones. Luxembourg and the Netherlands were also hit with heavy downpours.

This despite there being “several days’ warning beforehand that there could be major danger to life from flooding,” he added.

NBC Rapid rain and slow response blamed for high number of flooding deaths in Europe