A satellite image shows flood damage near Kreuzberg, Germany, after major flooding occurred in the area. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies)

Satellite images show a different vantage point of the sheer scale of damage areas of Germany are dealing with after major floods struck last week.

The death toll from Germany’s floods has reached 177, according to the Associated Press, and more than 150 people are still missing as cleanup efforts ensue.

Another 31 deaths have been confirmed in Belgium, raising the overall death toll from the flooding disaster to more than 200.

Entire towns were inundated by the flooding, with roads and bridges washed out by the water, as can be seen in the photos above. Much of the worst damage occurred in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate along the Ahr River.

The extent of the damage is yet to be determined, but the rebuild is expected to cost billions. Germany’s Cabinet approved a roughly 400-million-euro package on Wednesday to aid flood victims.

More than 4,500 civil defence workers, firefighters and soldiers have been deployed for the cleanup efforts, the AP reported.

MORE FROM WEATHER.COM: Images from Europe’s Floods

This picture, taken in Pepinster, near Liege, Belgium, on July 19, 2021, shows a destroyed building after heavy rains and flooding across areas of France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. Rescue workers scrambled to find survivors and victims of the devastation wreaked by the worst floods to hit western Europe in living memory, which have already left more than 150 people dead and dozens more missing. (John Thys/AFP via Getty Images)

This picture, taken in Pepinster, near Liege, Belgium, on July 19, 2021, shows a destroyed building after heavy rains and flooding across areas of France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. Rescue workers scrambled to find survivors and victims of the devastation wreaked by the worst floods to hit western Europe in living memory, which have already left more than 150 people dead and dozens more missing. (John Thys/AFP via Getty Images)

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