The disaster took away their wedding gifts, sofas and family photos. After the flood, the house of landscape planner Ulla (61) and teacher Hanns Stüßer (69) is still covered in mud. Together with their neighbours, they dare to make a new start in Sinzig – in a house built on stilts.
Fear of the future
The couple is worried that there will be another flood.
House on stilts
Together with their neighbours, Ulla and Hanns are building a multi-family house. The first floor of the house starts at a height of three meters.
Climate change promotes flooding
Climate change favours extreme weather events like the flood in Germany, says Professor Maarten van Aalst of the University of Twente.
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