On the night of July 14, flash flooding decimated parts of Western Germany. The physical damage was immense, as was the psychological trauma of the people affected by the disaster. What follows is the narrative of Dr. Axenia Schäfer, who assisted with the crisis response by gathering Alpha-Stim® devices and guiding distraught residents through treatments to ease their stress and anxiety.

Western Germany faced terrible flash flooding in the night of July 14th to 15th. More than 180 people died, and more than 70 are still missing. There are villages where the infrastructure is flooded away (water supply, waste water, electricity, railroads, streets, bridges). Many people lost family members, friends, neighbors, homes, and all their belongings.