Weather in Belgium this Tuesday: number 1722 activated for risk of storm or flooding

Weather in Belgium this Tuesday: number 1722 activated for risk of storm or flooding
Weather in Belgium this Tuesday: number 1722 activated for risk of storm or flooding

The number 1722 dedicated to non-urgent firefighter interventions was activated on Tuesday due to a risk of storm and flooding, after the Royal Meteorological Institute (IRM) issued a bad weather warning.

In the event of storm damage and water damage for which you need assistance from the fire brigade, you can submit a request via the e-desk www.1722.be or call 1722.

Only call 112 or 101 in situations where a life is in danger, authorities remind.

The IRM forecasts heavy precipitation mainly in Upper Belgium and in the provinces close to the Netherlands.

Already devastated on Friday, the Berwinne region (Aubel…) once again threatened by flooding following rain and storms this Tuesday, May 21

Thunderstorm alert in the province of Liège

From 05/21 3 p.m. to 05/21 9 p.m.: A new rain-storm zone will invade our country from the south-east. Particularly late in the afternoon or early in the evening, intense showers and thunderstorms may locally develop along the German-Dutch border in the province of Liège and along the Dutch border in the provinces of Limburg and Antwerp, with precipitation amounts of several tens of l/m² in 1 or more hours. It is not excluded to move a province to orange later but at the moment the conditions are not met.

The soils are saturated on a large scale and damage to infrastructure along waterways has already been observed (in the Liège region for example). Local problems are nevertheless to be feared even with the lightest showers.

Thunderstorms or heavy downpours at the municipal level can be predicted from a few minutes to an hour. Follow them here.

More information on the state of the watercourses: waterinfo.be and hydrometrie.wallonie.be

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