Flood on the Ahr: Pressure on Interior Minister Roger Lewentz is growing
Did the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister of the Interior, Roger Lewentz, underestimate the seriousness of the flood disaster on the Ahr? In the committee of inquiry, the politician comes under massive pressure
By Gisela Kirschstein
People flashing flashlights desperately for help on flood-washed roofs. People standing in the water fighting for their lives. People who are swept away by the floods in cars: There are dramatic scenes that take place in the Ahr Valley on the evening of July 14, 2021. She was arrested by a police helicopter that flew over the Ahr Valley in the evening hours. The videos were previously unknown, on Friday they surprisingly appeared in the investigative committee for the flood disaster in the Mainz state parliament – and put the interior minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Roger Lewentz (SPD), under tremendous pressure.
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