Following widespread flooding that resulted in entire towns and villages being wiped out last week in Europe, SpaceX is doing what they can to help first responders and survivors in Germany.
In the flood-ravaged Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany, SpaceX has already set up a series of 12 Starlink satellite dishes to provide satellite internet service to regions cut off from their traditional services.
According to a release on the local government’s website, the number of Starlink dishes will increase to 35 over the coming days (h/t: @tesla_adri). Survivors of the flooding can go to these locations and get free internet service through the SpaceX Starlink dishes.
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This isn’t the only way one of Elon Musk’s companies is helping victims of the flooding in Europe. Last week Tesla announced that as of July 18th owners in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium will have free Supercharger access.
So far at least 196 people have died in Germany as a result of the flooding last week. Belgium has confirmed 31 deaths, but have warned that number will get much higher as the rescue efforts continue.