A thunderstorm that has been warned for several days has already caused heavy flooding in Limburg and Wallonia on Tuesday evening. In Namur, a scout camp was evacuated to a group of Calmthot because everything was flooded.
Mayor Lukas Jacobs (CD&V) van Kalmthout confirmed this to VRT NWS.
“The camp site was flooded after heavy rain,” he says. So I sent three buses there via Governor and Di Lin. At least 150 children are transported from the smaller branches to Calmthoth during the night. Parents have been notified.
In Flanders, Limburg in particular has already received the brunt.
in boulderstraat in remst Residents had to tow tractors on Tuesday evening. After a short but violent rain, the street was flooded. Because the sewers could no longer swallow the abundant water, the cellars were flooded.
Many homes in Heukelom were flooded. The fire brigade was out of control.
Also nearby Pilsen Streets and homes flooded. The fire brigade was busy filling sandbags on Tuesday evening. Meteorologists say the worst is yet to come.
Consultations will take place on Wednesday with Governor Jos Lanmeters about the expected flooding in the coming days. Lanmetermeter says the center of gravity for severe weather is expected for now on Wednesday afternoon.
“There is no official consultation at the moment, but it takes place informally and over the phone. We will first look at what is happening at the municipal level,” says the governor. We’re assuming we’ll have an emergency. At the moment everything is being prepared.”
Regional consultations will follow on Wednesday morning. “The center of gravity is expected on Wednesday afternoon, but we can only say in the morning where it will rain more,” Lantmeter said. “We will communicate after the consultation, because we want to make it clear to people where to expect misery.”
at feed The orange alert level applies to the Voer and Berwijn rivers.
also in Brussels A large amount of rain fell in a short time and some of the tunnels had to be closed temporarily because it was very dangerous.
at Wallon Brabant The worst was expected, but dozens of homes were again flooded. The mudslides ensured that the homes not only suffered water damage but also left a brown sticky substance.
RMI has announced Code Orange for several places in the country from Tuesday through Thursday, because the amounts of precipitation that normally fall in an entire month can drop.
Also in Holland and Germany
There were also floods in southern Dutch Limburg. The A79 motorway between Herlin On Maastricht Streets were closed and several neighborhoods vacated. Domestically, 75 liters fell from the sky in no time.
On Tuesday evening, police called on people to stay at home and not take any further trips. They were also asked to follow the directions of emergency services and not drive recklessly on flooded streets.
at Kerkrade The roof of the store collapsed as a result of heavy rain. The interface was also damaged as a result. There was no one else in the company at the time. The workers had just left.
The fire brigade also rescued three people from the historic oil mill in Herlin. The 16th century farm is located at the bottom of a hill. As a result, Oliemolen was flooded by 1.5 meters. A woman rescued from the farm developed symptoms of hypothermia.
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In the German Quarter HofAuthorities in the southeastern state of Bavaria announced the emergency plan on Tuesday evening. Strong thunderstorms and heavy rain cause flooding.
The area around the area was the hardest hit, according to emergency services Silbitzلبي, where firefighters had to pump cellars and bring sandbags. So far, no injuries have been reported, although many families have had to leave their homes.
In addition, the highway was closed due to a heavy flow of water, while a construction crane near the city of Hove threatened to fall.
According to the Red Cross, telephone lines for emergency services in the region are overburdened.