RRT serve soldiers in Düsseldorf

This year, the public holiday weekend known in Germany as “Pfingsten” was the hottest on record. After a weekend of extreme heat, ranging in some areas to over 35 degrees Celcius, violent storms hit the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Düsseldorf region was worst hit by the extreme thunderstorms, which caused severe damage and killed 6 people. Hurricane Ela struck at 9pm on the Monday 9 June. As winds of up to 150 km/h pounded Düsseldorf and its surroundings, the storm left severe damage in its wake.

With the airport closed, railway services paused and public transport brought to a standstill, Dusseldorf was facing an emergency situation. Powerlines and trees were blocking roads everywhere and first response personnel were being called in to assist. Some of the fallen trees measured in excess of 1 meter in diameter which made it impossible for the fire brigade to clear them from the streets. Falling trees also damaged numerous vehicles.  One destroyed a shed, tragically killing 3 people who were using it to shelter, and two cyclists also lost their lives in the same manner.

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25 thoughts on “RRT serve soldiers in Düsseldorf”

  1. jay says:

    u r guys r gr8

  2. Deutsch says:

    Habt ihr echt jut gemacht, ihr Düsseldorfer!!!!

  3. Beau says:

    Danke rrt

  4. Kate L. says:

    Good going RRT :-)
    That is amazing!

  5. Mr. says:

    Makes me heart warm reading this article……such good stuff the RRT boys do….

  6. TR says:

    The best’s in Düsseldorf !!!
    Well done, great job !

  7. another J says:

    I agree with J – I don’t see that there’s anything to feel sad about regarding this article other than the lives lost, and the damage done by the storm. I’m sure this must be what Dot is referring to – guess she would have said by now if it wasn’t.

    1. Scout says:

      yeh tru..i know it is amazin wot is allowed 2 happen i guess…..

  8. Hans says:

    Prima nach RRT!!1

  9. Smiley says:

    Super ihr Düsseldorfer, macht weiter so!!!!

    :-) :-)

  10. me says:

    well done
    keep going your doing a grand job!

  11. Ben says:

    Noch einmal die RRT haben einen tollen Job für die Gemeinschaft übergeführt

    Halten Sie sich die gute Arbeit.

  12. can't say says:

    good work keep it up

  13. Bob says:

    Pretty Awesome!!

  14. Me says:

    Well done to the Germany RRT!!!!!! :)

  15. Angelika says:

    Sie sind fantische Leute!

    1. Smiley says:

      Natürlich!! Was den sonst?!

  16. Andy says:

    Good job, RRT – serving those who serve the nation!

  17. me says:

    Go 4 it rrt keep up the good work

    1. rigby says:

      what are you referring to, dot?

    2. Anonymous says:

      wot do you mean sad?

    3. J says:

      Just may be referring to the lives lost mentioned in this article? Pretty horrendous, but it would seem that good comes to the surface in the face of such tragedies.

    4. Scout says:

      Same wiv me…kinda confused wot u on about dot?? wer u feelin ok?!

    5. Scout says:

      yeh mayb thats wot he/she means…..

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