35 fire departments from the Hameln-Pyrmont district and 12,000 sandbags are on the way to Oldenburg. The state of Lower Saxony has asked the district for help, a spokeswoman said on Monday evening. A convoy with 15 vehicles left for Oldenburg at around 6:15 p.m.
The water levels of the Weser in the Hameln-Pyrmont district are slowly falling, as the statement says. But districts in the north are still affected by flooding. The sandbags come from the fire brigade contingent from the Hameln-Pyrmont district. They were to be transported on trucks from the fire department, the Technical Relief Agency, the German Red Cross and the state of Lower Saxony.