Disasters & Accidents

Storms in Belgium cause new floods, damages, no victims

Dinant, Belgium, Jul 25 (EFE).- People in the southern Belgian city of Dinant on Sunday continued cleaning up the damaged roads, cars, and garages harmed by heavy rain that hit several regions across the country. Authorities reported no casualties.

“I was watching videos on the internet and suddenly in less than a minute the whole street was flooded,” Alain told Efe, adding that he worked overnight to help his neighbors.

Belgium’s metrological institute on Friday issued an orange alert predicting new storms and warning of possible floods.

Some streets on Sunday remain blocked to traffic as cleaning efforts continue and the situation in central Dinant gradually returns to normal.

Last night’s rainfall caused floods and damages in other Belgian areas, such as the city of Namur and the Walloon Brabant province in the south of the country.

The monsoon, however, did not affect the areas that were worst hit by last week’s rainfall and floods in the Liege province and the Verviers city.

Although the Belgian meteorological institute warned of possible new storms up till Wednesday, it lowered the alert level from orange to yellow on Sunday. EFE

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