On Friday around six tons of fresh food arrived on the island, as reported by NDR 1 Lower Saxony. That was three times more than initially assumed, said the grocery store manager Hans-Jürgen Baldeus. Supplies had been ordered on Thursday evening. After all, you never know what the weather will be like, Baldeus said. On Friday the three planes could take off and land unhindered. “Sun, good visibility and an ice-free slope. It would look different in sleet,” said Baldeus. In addition, a vaccination team including a corona vaccine should be flown in today to vaccinate people older than 80 together with the doctors from the island, said Wangerooges Mayor Marcel Fangohr (non-party). According to this, rescue workers and medical professionals are also vaccinated.
Mayor stays relaxed
Wangerooge can be reached from the air with the island planes that take off from Harlesiel in the Wittmund district. Fangohr does not fear major bottlenecks on the island. Bread is less scarce because there are two bakers on the island and the supermarkets also have backstreets. If the cold lasts longer, it could lead to other foods becoming tight – but the weather suggests relaxation in the coming week.
It has been a while since the East Frisian island was cut off from the outside world. Five years ago, Wangerooge also had to be supplied from the air. Now the island needs a small airlift again.
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