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Belgium: new floods in Namur and Dinant


The cities of Namur and Dinant were affected by new flooding on Saturday evening. This bad weather should not last that long.

The images are once again impressive.

A week after the floods that hit Belgium, causing at least 36 deaths, new intense rains are falling in part of the country.

The provinces of Namur and Brabant Wallon are particularly affected by this storm.

According to the Belgian press, in Namur, a wall collapsed on the roadway near the casino, and several houses had to be evacuated.

Namur flooded this Saturday evening

- Théo Anberrée (@Theo_Anberree) July 24, 2021

In Dinant too, many roads were submerged.

On several videos and photos, we can see cars semi-submerged by water.

5 cars blocked a level crossing, and 25 were washed away, according to a deputy mayor.

Rail traffic was interrupted there.

In the flooded towns, the emergency services were busy all evening, pumping the cellars of certain homes in particular.


This photo of René Moens reminds us of bad recent memories.

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Posted by Info Meteo on Saturday, July 24, 2021

“Fortunately, we are quite far from the phenomenon of the past week.

Indeed, even if fairly significant thunderstorms are forecast locally, the nights will generally be quieter (…).

However, problems of water overflows are to be feared ”indicates the Royal Institute of Meteorology.

According to meteorological authorities, these thunderstorms should not last long.

The weather should turn dry again tonight.

But on Sunday afternoon, new “fairly heavy” showers are likely to fall.

⛈ New dramatic (but localized) floods affected Dinant in Belgium (province of Namur) this evening when a torrential storm passed!

(© Scotty Noel)

- Weather Express (@MeteoExpress) July 24, 2021

Source: leparis

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