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Due to the constant inflow of water and the planned end of the THW's mission at 10:00 p.m., evacuation was imminent, as Lazarus could not procure its own bilge pumps at that time. The crisis team in Wuppertal began to prepare an evacuation plan for the house, which is occupied by 120 seniors and sick people.

In this crisis situation, the Federal Managing Director of the Lazarus Relief Organization (LHW) Dierk Sutter asked the former LHW President Chevalier Klaus-Peter Pokolm from the Order of Saint Lazarus (GPEU) for support. Chevalier Pokolm dealt with the control centre for the management and the local THW representative in Wuppertal on site. He asked the THW to continue using their pumps overnight. Lazarus provided the THW helpers with food and sleeping facilities on site.

As a result, residents and employees were never endangered, and everyone is doing well and being cared for by employees and volunteers. Many thanks to the fire brigade, the technical relief organization, the employees and all volunteers and the entire team in the Lazarus House.

The next day the water level in the Wupper sank slowly but steadily – and the Lazarus Haus Wuppertal is now well prepared for the future, with its own pumps!

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