10.12.2021 – 19:38
Ahrweiler / Cologne (ots)
On the evening of the flood disaster on the Ahr on July 14, the highest crisis level 5 for the Ahrweiler district was declared shortly after 10 p.m., contrary to the official statement by the resigned District Administrator Jürgen Pföhler. This emerges from the operational protocol of the crisis team, about which the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” (Saturday edition) reports. So far it was wrongly said that the district administrator did not respond to the highest alarm situation until 11.09 p.m.
The investigations against the CDU politician and the head of the technical operations management on suspicion of negligent act by failure to show, according to documents available to the newspaper, that in that phase, apart from the “Katwarn” app, a nationwide call for the evacuation of those houses in the district, which threatened to flood, did not materialize. At the same time it became apparent that the district administrator was no longer there for the entire night after an evening visit to the operations control center of the district administration.
Rather, witnesses at the State Criminal Police Office reported that Pföhler had warned some of his neighbors about the impending catastrophe around 10:15 p.m. and asked them to leave their homes.
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