Update 2021-07-16 (3): The district of Düren, which is currently severely affected by flooding, has set up a liveblog at the link below. Travelers in the affected area should regularly check the situation.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that there were further fatalities in the house collapses in Erftstadt-Blessem.
Update 2021-07-16 (2): On Friday (16 July), the state of North Rhine-Westphalia announced that the following counties are or were affected by the floods: Oberbergischer Kreis, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Mettmann, Heinsberg, Düren, Hochsauerlandkreis, Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis, Wuppertal, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Bochum, Hagen, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Euskirchen, Essen, Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, Cologne, Leverkusen, Solingen, Märkischer Kreis, Oberhausen, Unna, Düsseldorf and Bottrop. Train services continue to be severely restricted in the flooded areas. In long-distance traffic, this affects the Cologne-Wuppertal-Hagen-Dortmund, Cologne-Koblenz and Cologne-Düsseldorf-Essen-Dortmund lines, among others. There are also restrictions on train services to Brussels
Update 2021-07-16 (1): In Erftstadt-Blessem, several buildings collapsed due to high water. Multiple people are believed to be trapped in the buildings, but rescue work is difficult. Meanwhile, the total death toll from the storms and floods rose to at least 81 people.