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Heavy freezing rainfall caused power failures in Slovenia. THW has been deployed to provide support.

Freezing rain in Slovenia: THW provides emergency power

After heavy snowfall and freezing rain, the electricity has broken down in more than 80,000 households in northwest Slovenia. As the first international team, nine THW experts, equipped with three emergency power units, arrived at the town of Logatec in the early morning hours.

THW-drinking water experts on their way to Cebu

“The people in the Philippines are in urgent need of help. With the deployment of our volunteers by the Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr Friedrich, and our technology, we want to contribute to mitigate the suffering in the affected areas”, said THW’s Vice-President, Mr Gerd Friedsam, in Berlin today on Wednesday. In the middle of the day, 17 THW volunteers will set off to the crisis area from Frankfurt and Berlin. There they will supply the population with drinking water, repair destroyed water systems and restore the infrastructure.
The material is packed for the operations

Fresh drinking water for the Philippines

Upon request of the Federal Minister of the Interior, Mr Hans-Peter Friedrich, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief will send two drinking water treatment units, a laboratory for the examination of water quality as well as tools for emergency repairs of the infrastructure to the Philippine crisis region. The 19 THW-experts will start on Wednesday.

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