Merkel Calls for More Climate Action in Wake of Deadly German Floods

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    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government pledged to upgrade warning systems following fierce criticism that Germany’s emergency alerts failed as flooding killed over 160 people.

    While alarm systems, including a warning app backed by the federal government, had functioned, last week’s catastrophic flooding “show that we need to do more and to improve,” Martina Fietz, a deputy government spokeswoman, said in Berlin on Monday.

    The flooding in two western German states sent shockwaves across Germany 10 weeks before the voters to go polls, potentially shaking up a campaign in which Merkel’s Christian Democratic-led bloc appeared poised to retain the chancellorship.

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