Heavy rain falls on Europe

Heavy rain falls on Europe

Liège Province Governor Hervé Jamard said on Saturday morning that about 550 requests for intervention had been registered overnight from Friday to Saturday in Liège Province, and 150 firefighters had been mobilized, adding that no injuries or casualties had been reported.

Its services said in a press statement, “These interventions mainly consisted of pumping operations that stopped at midnight and resumed this morning (Saturday), as they are still necessary.”

They added that water fell everywhere on Saturday morning, stressing that emergency services continued to closely monitor the situation.

In the town of Forence, water rose “to chest height” in some homes, according to what the Belga news agency quoted Mayor Joris Gaines as saying.

Evacuations and power plant closures

On the other side of the border, in the Dutch province of Limburg, two campsites were evacuated Saturday morning due to the risk of flooding, local authorities said.

Authorities and local media said on Friday evening that in southwestern Germany, several hundred people were evacuated and a power plant was closed.

The German Civil Protection Office called on residents of the state of Saarland to be extremely vigilant and avoid house basements, especially after the collapse of the dam in the municipality of Kirscheid.

According to the Bild daily newspaper, this break in the dam led to the closure of a power station in this area, and the newspaper speaks of “floods of the century” in the Saarland, as water levels continue to rise.

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to visit the site on Saturday.

The meteorological services issued a “massive” flood warning, especially in the Saarland and parts of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia.

Moselle is on red alert

In France, the Moselle department has a place where there is an alert on the face of the danger of early cruises in the same day in Meteo-France, for the bombers in the centaines of interventions in the communities or the water atteint parfois 40 centimetres of the air in them Streets.

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Police ask residents to stay in their homes.

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